On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.
The bus on which Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 is on display at the Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. Next to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D. The Ford Museum is not to be missed.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
:: Rosa Parks Quotes :: With this still happening in my country today (where intolerant men try to send women to the back of the bus), we remember Rosa Parks. I'm so glad I was born on December. No finer date.