Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

Rosa Parks arrested after refusing to give bus seat to white man 60 years ago this hour (Dec 1 1955)

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(Thursday, December 1, 1955, around 6 p.m. local time)Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, was arrested today after refusing to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, sparking a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks.