On this day 60 years ago, the late Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, which led to a year-long boycott of the system by African-American citizens in Alabama's capitol. President Obama said Parks, who is considered the mother of the civil rights movement, "changed America."
Dec. 1, 2015, marks 60 years since Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, boldly took her seat in history by refusing to give up her spot in a whites-only section on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus. Her arrest led to a more than year-long organized boycott against the racist city bus company by African-American residents. The action led to the Supreme Court decision ruling bus segregation illegal in the state. BET.com looks back at the boycott on this landmark anniversary.
Standing in the pulpit where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the historic Montgomery bus boycott, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reached out to black voters Tuesday saying the U.S. is still plagued by injustices such as mass incarceration and attempts to roll back voting rights— and she urged Americans to rebuild their bonds with one another.