The Bus Boycotts and Rosa Parks

Montgomery, AL

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."


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