In 1955, Rosa Parks sat in the "white only" section of a bus in Alabama as a way to tell the world that she was opposed to segregation.
This inspired a boycott of the bus system that lasted over a year and drew the attention of a young Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eventually, segregated buses, like segregated schools, were ruled unlawful.
She has been called, “the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”
- 5.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the conflicts, innovations, and social changes in the United States, including South Carolina, from 19501980.
- 8.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of world events on South Carolina and the United States from 1929 to present.