On the 1st of December 1955, Rosa Parks got on a bus
In Montgomery, Alabama, buses were segregated.
Coloured people at the back
Whites at the front (and coloured childminders)
No. I should not have to move.
Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, as a result of an Alabama law that required African Americans to give up their seats to whites if the bus was full.
Rosa Park’s spontaneous efforts prompted the local Black community leaders to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The boycott lasted almost a year and ended only after the United States Supreme Court declared the bus segregation illegal.
Rosa Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the campaign to end racial segregation over the next half-century