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.
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.