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She doesn't deserve all the attention she has received over the years, in my opinion. Why did she refuse to give up her seat? She was "too tired," and NOT protesting!
Originally posted by grover
...a real hero is a person who does something because it needs to be done
Originally posted by Saphronia
You can't deny Rosa Parks her place in history because other's go unnoticed. She did spark the boycott that led to the civil rights movement. While her role was very, very small it was still significant because it sparked the movement, without it maybe there wouldn't have been a movement.
Originally posted by Lysergic
What does it matter? It's disgusting we'd ever make someone ride in the back of the bus due to the color of their skin.
land of the free... psha.
Martin Luther King Jr. was already an important person prior to Edgar Nixon inviting him to do a speech and he would have still came fourth as a highly public figure without Rosa Parks.
You like anyone else that has studied knows the Act did very little - just like the first Brown case did, which was more important.