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MaratCompoisti 2 - Seitimov 1 Marat Seitimov English 104...

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Seitimov 1 Marat Seitimov English 104 – 511 Ms. Osbourne 21 February 2008 Rosa Parks: Mother of Civil Rights Movement During the middle of the 20 th century African Americans were mistreated by being humiliated, placed in jail for disobedience, and even killed. Many consider the day when the movement against racial segregation started as the first day of winter in 1955. It was an usual day in Montgomery, Alabama, when Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was going home after a long day of work. When she got on the bus, she did not realize that she would be arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white person and become an idol to thousands of blacks across the United States. The last thing on her mind was becoming "the mother of the civil rights movement," as many would later describe her (Shipp). The simple act of civil disobedience gave an impulse to the movement against racism. On that fateful day Rosa Parks when she was returning home from work at the department store, she had no idea that she would create history. She said in an interview in 1988
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