Women’s role in politics: Rosa Parks One woman who has had immense impact on the politics and culture of America is Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was fromAmerica. Like other African-Americans, Rosa Parks was deeply disturbed by the black male Emmett Till’s murder by white men. This murder might be one of the reasons why Rosa Parks decided to not leave her seat on the bus, thus setting the start of the Civil Rights Movement in America. She said, “I knew that as far as I was concerned, I would never ride on a segregated bus again” (Parks cited in Hare, 2008).
By the time she was arrested, Rosa Parks was already working for the civil rights in America. Rosa Parks was an active member of the Montgomery Voters League which had been established to enable the black people to register for voting by helping them pass the literacy tests. In addition, Rosa Parks also participated in the NAACP and protested against segregation in America (dummies.com, 2014).
Had Rosa Parks not protested against segregation in America, the sociopolitical scenario of America might have been radically different from what it is today. America is bearing the fruits of the efforts made by this lady till date and one of the effects of her efforts is the selection of Barack Obama, who despite being black, has been selected as the President of the USA. Rosa Parks said, “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people” (Parks cited in RosaParksFacts.com,