Black Women In America Research Paper

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January 18, 2013 SOC/338 - THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Gender Identity Down through the years we have been told that some powerful women have made a differences and paved the way for us today. The black Women that have paved the way made great contributions to our struggles and survivals. Theses black women probably ask themselves over and over how does a black woman handle the claims of being both woman and black? I don’t believe its no simple answer, each individual is different. Some of our women may choose to see being black first and then female second; or it may be reversed. Many of our powerful black women have contributed their total being and have set a major example for many women in society today. One…show more content…
She also was a active secretary for the NACCP for the Civil Rights Movement. During this time Rosa Parks was not famous, rich or powerful, but she changed America with a simple act of courage. Rosa Parks on her daily commute to work would get to transportation for the local bus. The blacks would enter the front door to pay their fare and then enter the back door to be seated. Normally blacks would be seated in the back of the bus and only time allowed to seat in the middle of the bus, if a white person didn’t want the seat. This particular day is when Rosa Parks took her stand. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and took a stand, this showed a major act of courage on her part. Some many people are still amazed that this little woman took such a big chance, and made a big impact on the African American Movement. In her autobiography “My Story,” Parks would later write that “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired. But that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. ... The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Following the brave acts of Rosa Parks, this turned a young man name Dr. Martin Luther King into a preacher and national leader. With Rosa Parks acts of courage and Dr. King leadership and boycotts within 381 days, the U.S. Supreme Courts was eventually outlawed segregation in public transportation. Rosa Parks had many Achievements, Accomplishments, & Awards some of those

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