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. Rosa Parks was not the only person to refuse to get out of her seat on the bus. Rosa Parks’ act of boldness became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement.
He orders the people in Mrs. Parks's row to move to the back of the bus, where there are no open seats. No one budges at first. But when the driver barks at the bla... ... middle of paper ... ...ally opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups; and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and across the country young people were inspired to take action.
The Civil Rights Movement started with The Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks was an Educated women and she attended the laboratory school at Alabama State College. Even with that kind of education she decided to become a seamstress because of the fact that she could not find a job to suit her skills. Rosa Parks was arrested December 1955.
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.
Over 40,000 African Americans participated in the one-day boycott. They then decided to make the boycott longer. (Wexler pg). In summary, The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a successful and important part in the history of the United States. Civil rights are supposed to be for all people in the U.S. and this helped move along the fight for rights.
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
After all this had happened integration was speeded up in some towns. The Bus Boycott A lady called Rosa Parks got on a bus from her work in Montgomery, Alabama. As she was black she had to sit at the back of the bus, soon the bus became crowded and a white man got on the bus and demanded that Rosa should give up her seat for him. Rosa refused and was taken by the police. As she was the secretary of the NAACP news spread across Montgomery so quick.
She was allowed to make one phone call. She called a NAACP lawyer, The lawyer got her release through bail. Just because of this one time that a black woman stood up to society she started the civil rights movement, which got the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which made sure that “All black Americans must be given equal treatment with whites under the law.” It was an "established rule" in the American south (at that time) that African-American riders had to sit at the back of the bus. African-American riders were also expected to surrender their seat to a white bus rider if it was needed. (Levenglick, p1) Mrs.
For that she was arrested and fined. 4 days after and the same day of Parks court hearing the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. The boycott began on December 5th, 1955 and ended on December 20, 1956. During the Boycott many blacks got car rides from friends and hitchhiked. They also organized carpools and Afr... ... middle of paper ... ...ral Courts supported the ruling, but accepted southern delays .The result of all that was that school desegregation happened very slowly.
This source was published just after, and is referring to, the arrest of Rosa May Parks on December 1st, 1955. Parks was arrested for refusing to move from her bus seat for a white passenger when asked to by the racist bus driver, James Blake. The two had met before in 1943 when Parks had boarded Blake?s bus from the front door, which was for whites only. Blake told Parks to exit the bus and re-enter from the rear door where she was supposed to but as Parks got off of the bus, Blake drove off leaving her to walk home. This defiance by Parks had created a major turning point in civil rights by sparking the start of the civil rights movement.