How Rosa Parks's Protest Sparked a Momentous Chain of Events

From:The 1950s

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white male. Her arrest sparked a citywide boycott against Montgomery buses -- which brought them to the brink of bankruptcy. According to Parks, the murder of Emmett Till influenced her actions.