Today in Black History: December 1, 1955 “Rosa Parks Refused to Give up Her Seat on A Montgomery Bus”

On today in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, on the public bus. She was arrested and this event initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks paid her bus fare and was sitting in the area reserved for blacks. The boycott lasted for 381 days and in 1956 The Supreme Court banned segregation on public transportation.

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