December 1, 1955; Rosa Parks said No.
In Montgomery, Alabama, while riding the No. 2857 bus, Rosa Parks refused bus driver James Blake’s order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was full. When Ms. Parks was arrested by the police, the Montgomery Bus Boycott formed and lasted until December 20, 1956. The arrest of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott are considered to be important events for the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, and died in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 2005 at age 92.
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