Today mark the 60th anniversary of the spark that ignited the the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights protest movement.
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005, was known as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Parks’ act of defiance and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement. She became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.
Rosa Parks – Quiet Revolutionary – The Documentary
Rest in peace “Mother Parks”.