Saturday, December 1, 2012

On December 1

On this day in ...
... 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, police arrested and booked (left) a 42-year-old seamstress who refused to give up her seat on a city bus. (photo credit) The resistance of Rosa Parks to a law that required black persons to relinquish their seats to white persons touched off the Montgomery bus boycott, on which the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., worked with Parks and others. It remains a touchstone event in the United States' 20th C. civil rights movement. IntLawGrrls honor Parks, who died 50 years after this event, as one of our foremothers.

(Prior December 1 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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