This Day in Black History: Dec. 1, 1955

Rosa Parks is arrested.

Posted: 12/01/2011 08:46 AM EST

(Photo: LOC)

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus and was arrested. Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system and led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.


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