The Turning Point
Once Rosa Parks insisted on not getting up to give her seat to a white passenger, that decision had changed the world. This turning point was a major moment in history, and still is. She didn't want to live with these laws no more, so she decided to refuse her seat on the bus, and after that the people thought differently of the laws. Every step that lead up to the turning point is important in her life. Every thing that happened to her and every moment she strived for a chance to change the laws, it was kept the same. She needed to stand up for what she believed in, and in order to that she was determined to get her point across. Even though she got arrested because of her decision, she knew that this turning point will pay off one day. This turning point has made a difference in her life, and in the world today. What if she did give up her seat? What if she kept her thoughts to herself? She would of never then spread the message to all those people, and showed that those laws were nothing but a discrimination between the African Americans and the white people. The refusal to get up was shocking for most people, but she knew that she was doing the right thing. She knew that if she went to jail, she could prove that the laws were unfair. Just because someone was not willing to give up their seat in a bus, it will result in a meaningless punishment that she had to go through. The turning point also encouraged not just her, but other African Americans to start boycotts and become more active in the Civil Rights Movement. She noticed that with more people participating in the movement, she can get a whole crowd to protest against the Jim Crow laws. When doing this one small decision, she had the encouragement of changing the world. Although she did not know what was yet to become of her turning point, she had all hope that she would make a change in history. This turning point will forever be remembered because of the freedom and rights it gave many African Americans in the South.