mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

This Day in History, 1955: Rosa Parks

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks's act of civil disobedience led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A little more than a year after that fateful day, on December 20, 1956, Montgomery's buses were finally desegregated.

Rosa Parks died just a few weeks ago, on October 24. The Senate passed a resolution allowing her body to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

(For more information, see today's This Day in History.
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