Why did I choose Rosa Parks?
What did Rosa Parks accomplish?
Rosa Parks's act inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott when she refused to stand up for a white man. Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1st, 1955 when she refused to stand up for a white man when the bus driver told her to. Rosa Parks was the "mother of the civil rights movement" making her one of the most important citizens of the 20th century. Rosa Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white male passenger. The bus dirver had her arrested and convicted of violating a local ordinance. Her act sparked a citywide boycott called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This boycott raised a man named Martin Luther King Jr.