Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

December 1

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a Montgomery public bus. 

In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat. This historical moment sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Montgomery Bus Boycott started on December 5 and lasted for more than a year. 

Rosa Parks would later become known as the “mother of the civil right movement.”


Sources

A&E Television Networks. (2010, February 9). Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat. History.com. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot

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