Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks had one main goal in common. They wanted to stop the segregation of the bus lines in the 1900's. Both took a different approach at their objective. These two individuals have quite a few characteristics in common, but also have several differences.
Martin Luther King Jr is an African-American who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosa Parks is also African-American. She was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her birth name is Rosa Louise McCauley. Both King and Parks had different childhoods. While King's parents both raised him, Parks parents split when she was little. She was raised by her mother and grandmother. King had the opportunity to finish school and moved on to Morehouse College in 1948 and graduated from Boston University in 1955. Parks dropped out as a junior to care for her sick grandmother. Instead of going back to school, she got a job at a shirt factory. She soon married a barber named Raymond Parks. With the help of her husband, she finally finished her high school education. She later joined her husband who was
King’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance lead to his arrest on several occasions in the 1950s and 1960s. Parks was also arrested when she refused to give up her seat due to none being available for the white individuals, which lead to a city wide boycott that lasted 381 days. Which to this day is still the most largest, successful boycott against racial segregation in history. Martin Luther King Jr led a black boycott of the segregated bus lines in 1955 and gained a major victory in prestige as a civil rights leader in 1956 when Montgomery buses began to operate on a desegregated basis.