The Bus Boycotts and Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Arrested for Civil Disobedience
Montgomery, Alabama , December 1, 1955- Rosa Parks, an educated seamstress was arrested for not following an Alabama law, that when a bus is full, all black passengers must stand and give their seats to a white passenger. Parks did not relinquish her seat to a white passenger even when the bus driver told her to, therefore, leading to her arrest for "civil disobedience". Her arrest helped to encourage a "381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system."
Rosa Parks Arrested
Parks is arrested for not giving her sat to another passenger who was white.
Rosa Parks Sitting in Bus
Montgomery Bus Boycott
For 381 days African Americans living in Alabama boycotted all buses in the Montgomery bus system.
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