To mark the 60th anniversary of the black bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, we look back at the movement started by Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks' Story Offers a History Lesson for Police
Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Recruits in Montgomery, Ala., are learning about Parks in a course aimed at eliminating bias in policing. (Morning Edition, NPR, 11/30/2015)
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Anyone who has ever studied the civil rights movement in the United States can surely tell one story about Rosa Parks: She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus one day. But the elementary-school version of that story is (of course) enormously oversimplified, and it glosses over Rosa Parks’ lifelong work as an activist for equal rights.