113 Rosa Parks

Full Name: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

Rosa Parks

Date: 12/1/1955

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Rosa Parks was arrested for violating Chapter 6, Section 11 of the Montgomery City segregation law. Parks was initially arrested on a Montgomery bus after she refused to give up her seat on the bus, which violated the 1900 Montgomery city ordinance that segregated passengers by race on public transportation. The ordinance did not require that passengers give their seats up if the bus was crowded, but over time that act was implied into the ordinance. Parks refused to stand up and give her seat to a white person so she was arrested and charged with violating the ordinance (the implied section).

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