It was December 1, 1955, and Rosa Parks, a seamstress, was coming home from work.
Look the bus is here
Montgomery, Alabama, 1955 Rosa Parks
The bus Rosa Parks was on was quickly filling up.
This bus is filling up fast!
Give up seat your for him!
When the bus driver noticed the amount of white passengers standing on the aisle of the bus, he told Rosa Parks to give her seat to a white passenger, but Parks refused.
Go to the back or I'm calling the police
Rosa Parks was arrested after the bus driver called the police. She was a fined a total of $14
You're under arrest!
The NAACP and WPC started planning a boycott to protest against bus segregation and spread the news to African American bus riders.
December 4, 1955
We can't let this keep going on! We must boycott the buses.
From December 5, 1955 to 20, 1956, approximately 40,000 African American bus riders boycotted the Montgomery buses. Protesters used many other forms of transportation, such as walking, to get to places. Eventually, all buses were integrated.