Rosa Parks is Arrested

December 1, 2021

In contemporary American civil rights history, December 1, 1955, is among the most iconic moments. On this date, a 42-year-old sewist boarded an integrated metro bus in the Alabama state to go back to the house after an exhausting day at the office; she chose an aisle seat right behind the bus’ “white” section. More people boarded at the next stop. The coach driver instructed the black travelers in the middle row to rise when every chair in the white part was occupied so a white guy could sit. Rosa objected this directive.

As a result of her actions, Rosa Parks was charged with breaching the Jim Crow Laws and sentenced to life in prison. She was found guilty of disorderly behavior and charged $10 plus $4 in court costs on Monday, December 5. When E.D. Nixon, a longtime friend and past president of the Montgomery NAACP branch, reached out to ask if she would allow the NAACP to utilize her case to help abolish segregation, she agreed. By appealing her conviction, Rosa Parks put the legality of segregation on the table.

By refusing to obey a discriminatory regulation that mandated that black passengers give up their seats to white passengers who wanted them, Rosa Parks transformed racial relations in the United States for good. African-Americans have done this before.

Rosa Parks was considered the perfect choice because of her sterling character, calm determination, and unwavering moral conviction. The community leaders were correct: Rosa Parks’ arrest triggered an extensive and persistent reaction from the local community as a whole. According to a young Montgomery citizen, Montgomery municipal authorities had “messed with the wrong one today.” For the first time in the country’s history, African-Americans in Montgomery staged a 381-day bus boycott as a form of protest against segregation.

12 Comments

  1. Robert Richey

    Rosa Parks looks like she had a good bit of Native American lineage and being from the part of the country she was from I’ve always wondered.

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    • E.J.Woolley

      Yes, I thought that too. She has features looking indian.

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  2. Roosevelt Wilson

    Correction:
    Rosa Parks was a Seamtress, not sewist.

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    • FRANK G

      Talking back to Yahzoo to explain the importance USING FACTUAL INFORMATION is paramount to trying to explain cutting spending to Unca Joey Biden and Giggles.
      All you get is what Andy got from Goober after tring to explain something.

      A DEER N THE HEADLIGHTS STARE followed by ‘SAY IT UHGAIN, AMDY”

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  3. Kai outzen

    I am a Godly person and everyone born on this planet is born equal no matter what colour or creed. Look at the individual persons heart and attitude before judging anyone . By the Way I am a white man and not always proud of it after seeing what people do to each other .

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  4. Marty A Silvert, PhD

    Rosa Parks was coached by the Communist Party on what to do, say and act. Rosa Parks was a fraud. She sat in the wrong seats for months waiting for an incident to happen. When it did, a bunch of white communists came on board to make a big deal about it. Parks and her husband were regular attendees at communist meetings

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    • Joseph Reid

      She received a light sentence..She was used like all others who resist arrest, to start people protesting..

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    • David Anderson

      Whatever her political affiliation was because of Jim Crow law, not giving her seat up, was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Doesn’t that sound excessive to you?

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  5. Jackye Nixon

    Wow…l am surprised to see Uncle Nick’s name so close to the beginning of this article and with the information being accurate. My thanks to the author of this article on behalf of the Nixon family…Jackye Nixon

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  6. Miriam James

    NO SHE WAS NOT COACHED. ROSA WAS SICK AND TRIED ONLY AND WANTED TO REST ON THE RIDE HOME…..

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    • A. Huxtable

      Thank you Miriam James !

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