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.
Rosa Parks however did not. She refused and was arrested. E.D. Nixon post bond for Rosa Parks. He told her that with her permission they could break segregation from buses with her case.
As she grew up, she went through different experiences that gave her courage and strength. One day, Rosa Parks had so much courage and strength that when her bus arrived to pick her up, she got on the bus, put her money in the slot, and sat in the front of the bus. Black people were supposed to sit in the back. The bus driver told her to move to the back, but she just sat there and refused to move. The driver called the police and they arrested Rosa Parks.
In august of the same year Fourteen year old Emmett Till is kidnapped, beaten mercilessly, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for “whistling at a white woman”. This case will eventually become a main cause of the civil rights movement. 1st Dec, 1955 On Thursday evening December 1, 1955, after a long day of work as a seamstress for a Montgomery, Alabama, department store, Rosa Parks boards a city bus to go home. Tired as she is, Mrs. Parks walks past the first few — mostly empty — rows of seats marked "Whites Only."
Parks also volunteered for an organization known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This organization fought for the equal rights of African Americans. Many know of Parks as the African American who refused to give up her seat to a white man on the Montgomery City Bus in the year 1955, leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Parks once stated, “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not physically tired, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day.
During this time of her life, she worked as a seamstress in a Montgomery clothing store. Leaving work one night is when everything happened (Troy University). Rosa Parks was 42 years old and waiting at the bus stop after work on December 1, 1955. Driving the bus that picked her up was James Blake. Rosa was sitting on the bus, just behind the ten seats that were only for white people.
The Jim Crow laws said that all bus stations and buses had to have separate areas for the white and colored races. An example of this was when a white person got on the bus and there were no more seats in the front they would ask a colored person to get up. So whenever someone wanted their seat they were forced to get up and move. Not only was the person sitting there required to move but so did the whole entire row. If they refused to give up their seat the bus driver would flag a cop and have them arrested.
Rosa Parks was born Rosa McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. No one really knew about her childhood, they only knew about the how she refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott first started when Rosa Parks didn?t give up her seat after asked about two or three times. Rosa Parks is known for touching off the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 that led to the extreme popularity of Dr. King. The Montgomery improvement association, which is best known as the M.I.A, organized a car pool of nearly three hundred cars to drive people that need transportation.
Rosa Parks On December l, 1955, Rosa Parks got on the bus because she was feeling tired after a long day at work. She was sitting in the middle of the bus, which she wasn’t allowed to do. After a while a white man got on the bus and told her that her and some other people to get up because the white part of the bus was full. All the Black people except for her moved to the back of the bus but her, she refused to get up. When this happened the white bus driver threatened to call the police unless she gave up her seat, but she said no and "Go ahead and call them".
It had been a rainy day & Rosa had been waiting for a bus to take her home. When the bus finally arrived, she got on & paid the fare, but in lieu of getting back off the bus & walking back onto the bus through the back doors, she walked through the white section of the bus & sat down in her chair. Then, the bus driver got up & walked to the back of the bus where Parks was sitting. They demanded that she get off the bus & walk through the appropriate doors. "Rosa refused & after much quarrelling, they finally got off the bus & walked home in the pouring rain,” As may be able to see, at an early stage was already worn out of being pushed around.