Rosa Parks Essay

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Trident University International Done By: William Y. Taylor Course # ENG 101 SLP Module 1 Rosa Parks Instructor: Core Professor Dr. Deborah Gilbert Rosa Parks When asked to compose an essay about someone in my life with strong ethos the first person that comes to mind is Rosa Parks. Eventhough, I never met her personally she has shown me how to have strong ethos through different times as well as rough adversity. Rosa Parks was a strong willed and straight forward person. She has been called the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movements" and one of the most important citizen of the 20th century, she has also been called one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders. Mrs. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955; she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. She was tried and convicted of violating a local ordinance. Rosa Parks is an example of courage and determination, an inspiring symbol for all African Americans to remain free through tough adversity. She helped to make her fellow African Americans aware of the history of the Civil Rights Movement to the best of her ability. Rosa Parks was a pioneer in the struggle for racial equality and was a recipient of numerous honors, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize. Mrs. Parks helped blacks pass tests that had been set up to make it difficult for them to pass. Rosa Parks was a major factor in the fight for equal rights. She had enough courage not to give up her seat that day in 1955 on the city bus to a white person, who she felt was no better than she, when seen through the eyes of those on the right track. Ms.Parks also helped start a boycott that kept blacks off city buses for a year. That boycott took part in the fight to equal rights. Her subsequent arrest and boycott
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