Rosa Parks: The Montgomery Civil Rights Movement

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On December 1, 1995 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks a black woman, refused to give up her seat for a white passenger. What she did landed her in jail and sparked the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It lasted more than a year. Rosa Parks boarded one of the Montgomery city buses and sat down. When the bus filled up, the driver asked Rosa to give up her seat to white people who just boarded the bus. Three others were asked to move and they moved but Rosa didn’t budge. The driver rudely yelled at her to move to the back but she still remained seated. Since Rosa never moved the driver called the police, which led to her getting led to her getting fingerprinted and detained in police custody. Rosa Parks arrest gave black leaders an opportunity
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