Saturday, February 11, 2006

"Rosa Parks"

Public Domain ClipArt Stock Photos and Images. "Rosa Parks"

This image is a booking photo, more commonly known as a mug shot, normally produced in the regular operations of a law enforcement agency or correctional facility. This image is in the public domain because works such as official legal documents and public records created by state and local government agencies in the United States are generally not eligible for copyright for reasons of public policy. Mug shots from other countries may be subject to different regulations.

Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed. On the evening of December 1, 1955, Parks, an African American, was tired after a long day of work and decided to take a seat on the bus on her ride home.

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Rosa ParksBecause she sat down and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black people to relinquish seats to white people when the bus was full. (Blacks also had to sit at the back of the bus.) Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system. It also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation." Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience FULL TEXT

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