From: Charles R Spinner <email@example.com>
Subject: Rosa: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 23:52:05 -0800
BET.COM, Feb, 4— Rosa Parks has been called the
Mother of the
Civil Rights Movement because of her refusal to give up her seat
to a White man on a city bus in 1955.
HER ACT led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which changed the course of history for African Americans.
Many think the bus boycott was a knee-jerk reaction, but it
wasn’t. Black civil rights leaders, including the Women’s
Political Council, had been planning a boycott, they were just waiting
right person to be arrested for sitting in the front of
At 42, Rosa Parks was that person. The boycott lasted 381 days, but after it was over, the Supreme Court passed a law declaring segregation illegal on public buses.