Rosa Parks Transcendentalism Essay

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Imagine, in this day and age being forced to give up your seat on a bus just because of your ethnicity. In 1955, that very thing happened to a black woman named Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was born on April 2nd, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She married a barber, Raymond Parks, in 1923. Her husband was very involved in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Mrs. Parks soon also joined the cause. Rosa Parks can be considered a transcendentalist because she was willing to use civil disobedience; she pushed for women’s rights, and worked to help end racism and segregation. Rosa Parks would be considered a transcendentalist because she was willing and eager to use civil disobedience. Rosa was willing to use civil…show more content…
Even though there were strict consequences for Parks she did not give into threats and yelling of the bus driver. Rosa Parks stood up for that she believed in and made a change. On December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks took her seat on the bus after a long grueling day at work. Soon after a couple stops were made and more white passengers boarded the bus, the bus driver told Rosa to get up and move so that there were more seats for the white people. Rosa paid no attention to the driver speaking towards her and continued to look out the window. Then when things started to get rowdy, Parks insisted that she is not moving and the bus driver informed her that he was going to call the police then. When the police came Rosa asked the police, “why do you push us around?” and the officer’s response was, “I don’t know but the law is the law and you’re under arrest.” ( This ties into transcendentalism because Parks used civil disobedience to voice her opinion and try changing the wrong. Rosa Parks accomplished that goal by refusing to get up for a white person because of segregation. Segregation was not fair to the Negroes at all and if Rosa Parks did not fight for what she believed in, then it could actually still be going on
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