A Michigan museum recently paid $492,000 for an old, dilapidated bus from Montgomery, Alabama.
The old bus was reportedto be the same one that Rosa Parks sat on and which action sparked the civil rights
movement in the America. She refused to give her seating place to a white man. In the 60’s in the United
States,white people had the priority in buses for seats over black people. Everything was segregated at this
time: schools, churches, restaurants, bars … It was the period of the an importantdifferentiation between black
people and white people.
In refusing to surrender her seat to a white man, Rosa inspired a courageous freedom movement that
lives on, even today.
It took incredible couragefor an African American woman to make such a bold stance in 1955
Alabama. This act took place in an era when African Americans could be arrested and face severe retribution
for committing the mosttrivial acts of defiance. White people were racist with black people as they did what
they could to make them go to jail or show them the white men’s superiority. Colored people could not haveimportant jobs in the country like being a judge or a governor. Since the Civil War, many people thought
black people still as slaves and inferior people only because of their skin color. This state ofmind was
transmitted from generation to another and it still remains, but latter, in today’s United States. Because of this,
general state of mind, those of white people who did not liked theidea of segregation and wanted an equality
between each race, were not that voluntary to show it because they would be considerate as traitors by those
who supported the main idea. Many of highpositioned white people were racist and did not hesitated to give
hard sanctions for black people and as policemen were in majority white and the judgment was given by a
white judge, giving a...