The Silent Revolutionary Rosa Parks: The Untold Story

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This is a step by step account of Rosa Parks intentional role in sparking the modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's. Contrary to popular belief, she wasn't just tired that day when she sat in the last row seat of the all white section of the bus in Alabama. She was on the other hand tired of racial injustice. Rosa Parks understood she needed to be arrested in order for her case to go to trial. This would allow her to challenge and overturn the 1896 Supreme Court Ruling of Plessey V. Ferguson, Separate but Equal. Included are excerpts of the trial to demonstrate that she was threatened with hard labor on the Chain Gang if she lost the case. The court would force her to pay all cost involved in the supreme court case . She repeatedly refused and pressed forward. Who in their right mind would take that chance? Yes, a revolutionary backed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP. She humbly let Dr. Martin Luther King jr. take center stage for the second phase of the revolution. The international stage scale via Passive Resistance Movement and Civil Rights Marches. While Malcolm X ensured the success of the Civil Rights Movement by offering America the violent alternative to injustice if necessary. Rosa, Martin And Malcolm all had the same goal, non-tolerance towards hatred and violence utilized by the oppressors in America. Rosa Parks gave the Civil Rights Movement the dignity needed to unite America.

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Biography Author, Catherine Wright has spent many years studying history. She has a Bachelors and a Masters of Arts in history. She also has a P.D. in Administration and Supervision. Ms. Wright was inspired to research and write about Rosa Parks' involvement in sparking the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Her upbringing in South Carolina as the grand daughter of a Sharecropper has helped to shape her view of African Americans roles and their contributions to American History. As a historian, she understands there is only one race, the human race, with ethnic diversities. They are shaped by geographic, climatic and cultural differences. Therefore, any group of people with the same factors can and have contributed monumental changes in history such as Rosa Parks bestowed upon America. Catherine Wright Author, Historian and Educator, currently resides on Long Island, New York.

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