Bus Boycott

December 20 1955

The Boycott Continues

As the bus boycott continues, we see more blacks imprisoned for not giving up their seats on busses. Today we cover many stories, including one about a 15 year-old girl named Claudette Colvin who was arrested unlawfully. When she was asked to leave her seat by a white person, she refused, and was arrested. This was actually a legal action because law states that blacks only should be forced to move seats on the bus if there is another seat open for them, which there wasn't, making this arrest unreasonable. This happened about six months ago, but now we have something newer to discuss, but it relates to the subject. About two months ago, a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, and was legally arrested. These events are what led up to the boycott, which we currently believe were started by E.D. Dixon and Clifford Durr, Rosa Parks' bailers. They are the ones currently held responsible for bus boycott and the stopping in bus traffic. Rosa Parks said this on the day she refused to give her seat: "I didn't get on the bus with the intention of being arrested, I got on the bus with the intention of going home." Could this be the beginning of this boycott? Or is it the end? Right now, we'll just have to sit and hope for more news to come. ~Dylan Dilks