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Illustration of bus where Rosa Parks sat, December 1, 1955

The diagram below shows where Rosa Parks sat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955. At the time, the first ten seats on Montgomery buses were reserved for white passengers only. Parks was sitting in the eleventh row. When the bus filled up the driver told Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white man, but she repeatedly refused. The bus driver called the police and Parks was placed under arrest.

Source | "Illustration of bus where Rosa Parks sat, December 1, 1955," Civil Case 1147 Browder, et al v. Gayle, et. al, from National Archives, http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2006/nr06-08.html
Creator | U.S. District Court for the Northern (Montgomery) Division of the Middle District of Alabama
Item Type | Laws/Court Cases
Cite This document | U.S. District Court for the Northern (Montgomery) Division of the Middle District of Alabama, “Illustration of bus where Rosa Parks sat, December 1, 1955,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 9, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/867.

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