Rosa Parks was widely known for the Montgomery bus boycott. However, there was more to her than meets the eye. In fact, Rosa Parks was a national hero, just like Martin Luther King Jr.. She fought the racial segregation in the United States, because people were judged mainly by the color of their skin. There was definitely a double standard. However, for Rosa was a "double fight." She was discriminated from the white supremacists for being black and discriminated for being a woman from everyone, including blacks. For a black woman was a double edged sword to live during those times of injustice. Rosa Parks had to push harder her civil rights movements and protect both ideologies of equality.
Rosa Parks did not pursue money or fame. She had a modest life, it suited her quiet personality. She lived her life being of service to others, to her family, and to the entire mankind. She was one of those people who changed the United States as a nation.
Rosa Parks helped the African Americans to have equal rights related to work, business and education. As a result of her civil rights activism, in 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed, a legislation which emphasized on black equality. Without a doubt, Rosa Parks' fight paved the way to a more liberal society.
President Bill Clinton recognized her great merits and awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Oval Office on September 14, 1996. Through all her acts and ideas, she helped make the world a better place.
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