Martin Luther King Jr- a visible symbol of equality
Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist, that has been known since he first started working with Martin Luther King. Jackson was born in South Carolina and grew up under Jim Crow segregation laws.
Therefore, he was taught to sit in the back of the bus and use separate restaurants.
When Rosa Parks boycotted the Montgomery bus, it inspired Jackson to be active in civil rights protests. He became an eloquent orator and started preaching at the local library.
Martin Luther King was impressed by Jackson`s drive and secretarial abilities, and soon began giving him a position in SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership conference).
Luther King became a huge inspiration to Jackson and together they helped to raise political commitment in America.
In my point of view, Luther King was a more visible leader than Jackson, who is more of a media figure than a leader.
Rosa Parks has through her fight for civil rights, become a role model for a myriad of people.
She was arrested, only because of her political point of view. In 1945, she refused to give up her seat to a white man.
Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott that launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation.
She was arrested, and that triggered a bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks fought against the segregation laws.
She didn’t fight the brutal regime with violence, but with words and confrontations. In my opinion, if a person such as her isn`t a role model, no one is. Claudette Colvin is a similar role model.
The reason why I think Claudette is a similar role model is that she boycotted a bus in the same way as Rosa Parks.
Their non-violent bus boycott has inspired people all around the world.
On March 2, 1955, the 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was arrested on a bus, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.
This happened nine months before Rosa Park`s controversial arrest in the same circumstances.