Rosa Parks

“you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. ”
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks is best known for her brave act of refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her refusal to give up her seat on the bus initiated a city-wide boycott.  This boycott forced the city of Montgomery to lift its law that supported segregated transportation.  By defying and breaking the harsh Jim Crow laws which discriminated against the rights of African Americans in the South, Mrs. Parks began the greatest movement in American History: The Civil Rights Movement. This movement took place during the 1960s and early 1970s and was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others.