Look, woman, I told you I wanted that seat. Are you going to stand up?
Blacks and white were segregated everywhere they went. On buses most of the time they were treated badly and they sometimes had to stand up even if the white section wasn't filled. They wanted this to end!
Now let us say that we are not here advocating violence. We have overcome that...The only weapon we have in our hands this evening is the weapon of protest.
Jo Ann Robinson got on a public and segregated bus and was harassed by the bus driver and told to get off of the bus. She did and when she did she cried because she was so upset.
Rosa Parks was on a bus and was sitting in her rightful place, but when the white section was full the first row of blacks was asked to get up. Rosa Parks knew that she was in the right place so she did not get up, so she was arrested.
Martin Luther King wanted segregation to end or to be better. He made a speech about how the people were going to fight the segregation, which was with peace and it helped to get so many people showed up.
Walking was a major way of people getting where they needed to go while they were boycotting the buses. Martin Luther King found out about s