Today marks the 55th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the #2857 bus in Alabama.
On December 1, 1955, during a time of racial segregation, Parks sat at the front of the black section of the bus, when all the seats in the front were taken the bus driver asked Parks to give up her seat so a white passenger could sit down.
She refused and was arrested, five days later boycotts on the bus system lead by Martin Luther King, Jr. lasted 381 days.
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Answer by miasmommy21407 at 10:30 PM on Dec. 1, 2010
Back then black people had to set in the back of buses, that is where the fumes came in. The front was reserved for whites only. Rosa Parks set in the front when a white person wanted her seat she was ordered to the back of the bus. She refused and was arrested. That started the Montgomery bus boycott, and it is what got Martin L King his start in the Civil Rights Movement.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:32 PM on Dec. 1, 2010