Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Comparison

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Comparison

She was born in Alabama in 1913, andwent at the Industrial School for Girls in Montgomery, then she pursues her schooling Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes. She undergoes the segregation, during Jim Craw laws : Bus and train separate vehicles for the different races, Ku Klux Klan actions.

Rosa Parks has never tolerated the racism, and become active in the Civil Rights Movement. She’s the first woman who fights for black rights, helped by Martin Luther King.

In 1955, when she was going home, Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man, in the bus during one year. So she was arrested and had to paya 15 dollars fine. She appeals and is supported by Martin Luther King, who organizes a boycott against the company of buses. But on November 1956, the Supreme Court breaks the segregationist laws in buses, declaring them unconstitutional.

Then, she become secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. After that, Rosa Parks becomes an icon for the movement of the civil rights. This fight against the discriminations results in 1964 in the Civilian Rights Act, the law which forbids any shape of discrimination in the public places and in 1965 on the Voting Rights Act.

R. Parks received many honors ranging like the 1979 Spingarn Medal to the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol’s.

Rosa dies in October, 2005, she suffered of insanity, after her death, George W. Bush honored his memory on the television

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