Arrest record for Rosa Parks, the hero of the 1950s Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott began when Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat to a white man. The boycott began when she just said no. This photograph shows Rosa Parks before being arrested. Read her arrest record blow.

Author:

City of Montgomery Police Department
Date:
December 1, 1955
Location:
Montgomery, Ala.
Genre:
Report
Topic:
Montgomery Bus Boycott

Details

On 1 December 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This single act of nonviolent resistance sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, an eleven-month struggle to desegregate the city’s buses. Under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., the boycott resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that public bus segregation is unconstitutional and catapulted both King and Parks into the national spotlight.

Source:

DNA, United States National Archives and Records Service, National Archives Library, Washington, D.C.

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/arrest-record-rosa-parks

 

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