Rosa Parks was a woman that was born on February 4, 1913. She changed a lot because she stood up for what she believed. On December 1, 1955, she sat in a sit on the bus and didn’t move. She had a long and hard day and just wanted a seat for the ride home. This became a big problem. When the bus started to fill up with white people, the bus driver would move the black people to the back of the bus.
Rosa Parks was sitting in one of those seats and when the bus driver told her to move she ignored him. Rosa wouldn’t stand when asked because she was tired of giving in to what people thought was their power over another person. If a passenger ever refused to move when they were asked to then the bus driver had the power to call the cops to remove the person. That is exactly what happened.
Rosa Parks was taken to jail afterward and later that night she was released on bail. When Rosa Parks got arrested, a man named E.D. Nixon decided that he was going to form a boycott against the buses in the city. They asked all the African Americans to stay on the buses on December 5, which was the same day as Parks’ trial, to protest her arrest. Rosa Parks was a great woman who somehow helped African Americans even though she just sat in a seat on the bus. Parks was a great person who died on October 24, 2005.