She then moved to her seat but driver James F. Blake told her to follow city rules and enter the bus again from the back door. Parks exited the bus, but before she could re-board at the rear door, he drove off leaving her to walk home in the rain. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to get up out of her seat in the colored section to a white male. Two police officers arrested Rosa Parks, she was forty two years old during the arrest. On December 5, Parks was found guilty of violating segregation laws and was fined ten dollars plus 4 dollars in court cost.
Every once in a while someone would be brave enough to say no to a white person which resulted in arresting. When someone did say no they got no backup from the coloreds who rode with them. Mostly because of the bus dr... ... middle of paper ... ... and was arrested. It helped me a lot because it told me what happened to people who disobeyed the Jim Crow laws. "Rosa Parks Facts."
On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year old seamstress refused to yield her seat on a bus to a white man. She was arrested on the spot and fined fourteen dollars. Her bold courage issued forth a domino effect of non-violent protests that would break down the iron gate of segregation. As we read her story and the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott first hand from the articles published in the New York Times, we saw that her actions and the boycott that ensued was the most significant event of 1955. We will discuss the differences in the news reports that we gathered on the event and the various articles that have been written within the past ten years, after the end of the Civil Rights Movement.
She was arrested. Parks later proved to be the true catalyst of the anti-segregation movement. When news of the arrest reached the black population, action was taken immediately. A massive bus boycott was organized, during which time no one of color could be found on a bus in the Montgomery area. Finally, in 1956, a law was passed proclaiming that any form of segregation was illegal and immoral (Hakim 69-71).
That all changed with Rosa parks. She refused to give up her seat and sparked a movement. The community in Montgomery was so moved by her 90% of blacks stayed of the bus in order to boycott the bus line. The organizer thought the boycott was effective so they made martin Luther king president of the movement and led a yearlong boycott ending with the desegregation of public bus lines. The Civil rights is also important because movement also led to the voting rights act.
Bus Boycott of Montgomery was the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, which was sparked by the arrest of forty-three year old seamstress Rosa Parks, when she refused to give her seat up to a white passenger standing on a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 5, 1955, and ended December 20, 1956. The Bus Boycott led to the Three hundred and eighty-one- Day Montgomery bus boycott, and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Rosa Parks once stated “when the policeman approach me, one of them spoke and asked me if the driver had asked me to stand, and I said yes. He said, Why don’t you stand up? I said I don’t think I should have to stand up.’ And I asked him, ‘why do you push us around?’ He said, ‘I do
On May 4,1961 a group of 7 African Americans and 6 Whites launched the historical Freedom Rides. This group of 13 brave americans set out to protest segregation in the interstate bus terminals. They knew what they were getting into but they didn't care. All they wanted was for everyone to be treated equal even if it cost them their lives. The Freedom Riders caught the attention of many by refusing to follow unfair laws, and by doing so they accomplished many things that positively affected everyones rights today.
According to TheHenryFord, “The seats filled up quickly and the bus driver followed standard protocol and asked the four blacks seated behind the white section to move for the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ably considered immoral, because it went against the laws. The white bus driver was trying to enforce the Jim Crow laws when he expected her move. The city ordinances and the Jim Crow law would demand that she move but she refused and because of this, it clashed with the immoral laws of the city. What was the outcome of this conflict? When Rosa Parks was fined and arrested, she stood for racial equality and that is exactly what she got when the Supreme Court ruled against these immoral Jim Crow Law.
Even though it was supposed to be “separate but equal”, that did not apply in many cases. “The spark that ignited a movement” (Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen Jr., Rebecca Valentine) was the Brown v. Board of Education court case when black students tried to attend an all-white school and had to be protected by the police from the white mob. Really common way of protest were sit-ins and boycotts. The most famous one is probably the bus boycott in Montgomery where Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give her seat to a white man. The boycott, which was led by Martin Luther King resulted in the Supreme Court overturning the city´s law as far as bus segregation is concerned.
On one bus journey Parks was asked to move for a white person, she refused and the police were call and she was arrested and convicted of breaking the bus laws. The black people of Montgomery decided that the best way to show their anger at what had happened and how they were being treated would be by boycott, not use, the local bus service. One the first day of the boycott the buses were almost empty. The black community worked together and arranged another forms of transport such as car pool, or waling. Black taxi companies only charged back passengers the price of the bus fair and some white people who could do without their servants even when to pick them up form their homes.