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I’m going to talk about the notion Myths and heroes. First of all, we can define a hero like a person who is admired for his bravery, outstanding achievements or noble qualities, sometimes a hero is a person endangering his own life. So, we are going to look at this question: How did Rosa Parks contribute to the improvement of black American’s rights?

From 1875 in the United States, the Jim Crow’s laws established a real segregation between blacks and whites, with the doctrine "separate but equal".

Rosa Parks was born in 1913, she is a black American woman in the fight against racial segregation in the United States, a battle she led with Martin Luther King, that's why her nickname is "mother of the civil rights movement."

Indeed, all her childhood she suffered from the racism, for example, to go to school, the White children were on the bus when Blacks went there on foot.  She had no choice but to accept this cruel daily. The bus was one of the first elements in which she realized that there was a world for Blacks and one for Whites.

One day, in 1955, in Montgomery, Rosa Parks was accused of "disorderly conduct" because she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus to a White man. Soon after, she was arrested and taken to the police station for public disorder and violation of local laws. But it triggered a boycott campaign against the bus company, directed by a black pastor Martin Luther King.

Finally, on November 13, 1956, the Supreme Court of the United States prohibited racial segregation on buses. It was a victory for all Black people.

That’s why she became a civil rights icon, she earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996 and the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor in 1999. And when she died in 2005, her body lay in state in Congress in Washington, a tribute normally reserved for presidents.

Finally, we can say that Rosa Parks is a historical heroin because of her bravery, her achievements and her qualities, but also, she is a true heroin because she didn’t do that for glory. Indeed, she still working like everyone else and she took a lot of risks, she knew that she could go in jail or be hurt by the policemen.

I consider her like one of the most really brave heroin because she is Black, but she is also a woman. And at this period, it was difficult for a woman to be equal to a man as well.        

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