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Rosa Park 01/12/1955 – 60 ans

Rosa Park 1999

Rosa Park 1999

After working all day, Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus around 6 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 1955, in downtown Montgomery.
Blake (the driver) noted that two or three white passengers were standing, as the front of the bus had filled to capacity. He moved the « colored » section sign behind Parks.
Parks moved, but toward the window seat; she did not get up to move to the redesignated colored section.
Blake called the police to arrest Parks.
Nixon conferred with Jo Ann Robinson, an Alabama State College professor and member of the Women’s Political Council (WPC) and announced a bus boycott on Sunday, December 4, 1955, concerning 40,000 black commuters.
In the end, black residents of Montgomery continued the boycott for 381 days.
, until the city repealed its law requiring segregation on public buses following the US Supreme Court ruling in Browder v. Gayle that it was unconstitutional.

En français : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

Rosa Park bus 1955

Rosa Park 21 décembre 1956