Sometimes disobedience is needed to show the authority how the masses feel. This is exactly what Rosa Parks did, and she ended up sparking a movement that would have a snowball effect until racism started to fade away. Rosa Parks is a staple in civil rights history; she is credited with sparking the flame that is the modern civil rights movement in the USA. Rosa was an average Joe, a poor seamstress from Alabama. One day she decided to refuse to give her seat to a Caucasian passenger on a city bus; at the time there were many segregation laws and regulations so this was strictly forbidden.