“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in” (Rosa Parks). Rosa Parks is just one of  the many noted activists of her time period. However, she is one of the most influential, and remembered of these activists. We all know about her famous stance and her refusal to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus, but she also did many other time altering things to end the horrible segregation in the world. She was not in fact a “tired old seamstress”, but a strong independent woman who stood up for her rights and beliefs.

Rosa Parks was the first of many to start making a difference in segregation. She was tired of this divide between blacks and whites and refused to let it go on any longer. She started to act on this, and while most people today only hear about her story on the bus, she did so much more than that. She not only stood up for African Americans she stood up for women’s rights,  she dedicated her whole life to bettering the future. She was not tired in her ways but being tired of segregation made he stronger in her ways against this segregation.

It is an awful thing that this segregation existed and it was important that it ended as soon as possible, while it is still existing today, it is because of people like Rosa who made the rights of their people fair and equal so their ancestors would not have to put up with what they did. In order to create this change however was to stand up (literally in the case of some) for what they believe in, in the form of civil disobedience, which landed some people like Rosa Parks in jail, because technically at the time what they did was illegal. This however, was worth it for the results that they got, and the fact that their sacrifice made a huge change for the better.  This made it all worth the struggles, even though it was terrible that the struggle was needed in the first place.

With segregation growing African Americans needed to stand together  to end it. That is exactly what many people did. They stood up or sat down to end this awful divide. Rosa Parks was just one of many who started the domino effect of retaliation and civil disobedience. This was marking a great point in history, where equality was the goal to be achieved and the goal was finally on its way to being reached.