Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

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  • Rosa Park, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • "Move y'all, I want those two seats,"
  • Are you going to stand up?
  • No.
  • Rosa Parks was tired after spending the day at work as a department store seamstress. She stepped onto the bus for the ride home and sat in the fifth row — the first row of the "COLORED SECTION."
  • In Montgomery, Alabama, when a bus became full, the seats nearer the front were given to white passengers. 
  • Monday, December 5, 1955
  • Montgomery bus driver James Blake ordered Parks and three other African Americans seated nearby to move to the back of the bus
  • November 23, 1956
  • Their will be no more segregation on buses it is Unconstitutional.
  • After Parks refused to move, she was arrested and fined $10. The chain of events triggered by her arrest changed the United States
  • The Women's Political Council issued a leaflet calling for a boycott of Montgomery buses: Don't ride the bus to work, to town, to school, or any place Monday, December 5.Another Negro Woman has been arrested and put in jail because she refused to give up her bus seat.Don't ride the buses to work to town, to school, or any where on Monday. If you work, take a cab, or share a ride, or walk.Come to a mass meeting, Monday at 7:00 P.M. at the Holt Street Baptist Church for further instruction.
  •  City officials reluctantly agreed to comply with the Court Ruling. The black community of Montgomery had held firm in their resolve.
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