Rosa Parks - 55 Years Ago Today She Took A Stand By Keeping Her SeatAnd launched the Montgomery (Alabama) Bus Boycott. She was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white man, as required by the Jim Crow law of the day. The Boycott lasted 381 days before the fight to desegregate buses was won. But it didn't happen easily. Racist citizens banded together with the police to do all they could to break the boycott. Police harassed and arrested carpool drivers, bombs were set off at African-American homes and churches. The issue came to national attention. A federal judge ruled that the segregation was unconstitutional. The decision was appealed to the Supreme Court who upheld the decision.
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