Rosa Parks - Made a mark on the Civil Rights movement by not giving up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was found guilty of violating the segregation laws that led to the black community boycotting the bus system.
This is the police report from the arrest of Rosa Parks on Montgomery, Alabama. The Bus Operator/Driver, J. F. Blake, called the Police telling them that Rosa parks refused to go to the Back of the Bus.
Rosa Parks su rebelión dio lugar a una amplia campaña de protesta, liderada por Martin Luther King, que tenía entonces 26 años. Durante 381 días, los ciudadanos afroamericanos boicotearon la compañía de transportes. El movimiento, que siempre fue pacifista, llevó, un año después, a la abolición de las leyes de segregación por parte del Tribunal Supremo.
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Claudette Colvin was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the Rosa Parks incident by nine months. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus decided by the U.S. District Court in Feb, 1956 and then by the United States Supreme Court in Dec, 1956, ended bus segregation in Alabama. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's pioneering effort for long because she was a teenager and became pregnant while unmarried.
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