Before I stood up to that jerk bus driver there were a lot of messed up laws to prevent blacks from doing many things. Like there was a law in place that prevented blacks and whites from talking at schools. Plus the schools were segregated. Also another law said that blacks had to give up their seat in the front of the bus to white people. If thats not bad enough a lot of restaurants and businesses wouldn't let blacks in their buildings.

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Rest room segregation.

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Swimming pool segregation.

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Drinking fountain segregation.

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Segregation protest.

On December 1, 1955 after work me and three other men were told to move back on the bus to make more room in the whites only section. They moved back, but I refused. So the bus driver continued to yell at me and tell me to move back, but I still refused. Then the bus driver got out of the bus and when he came back he had a police officer with him. Then the officer arrested me for refusing to move back on that bus. I wasn't the first person to to refuse to move back, but I'm so famous because of the 381 day long bus boycott that followed my refusal.

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It's Rosa Parks.

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The bus that Rosa Parks refused to move back on.

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Rosa Parks getting arrested.

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Rosa Parks' mug shot.

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News paper from the 1955 Montgomery bus boy boycott.

The main thing that I accomplished by refusing to move back on the bus was starting the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. What the boycott accomplished was desegregating the Montgomery city buses. Which helped desegregate other places in the town and other things in the country. Which eventually helped Obama win the election.

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Obama after he won the election.

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Civil rights movement in America.


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Martin Luther King Jr. speaking about civil rights.