01 December 2007

Our Criminals ~ Rosa Parks

On 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to relinquish her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama so a white passenger could sit down. She was, in that instance, treated as a criminal. Parks was arrested subsequently during the Bus boycott that her actions prompted. The photograph here, from 22 February 1956, was taken by the Montgomery County Sherriff's Department on that occasion.

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