Why Did Rosa Parks Sit Down At The Front Of The Bus?

Rosa Parks did not sit down at the front of the bus only because her feet were tired.

Parks, a middle aged black woman, boarded a bus.  She sat in the front and refused to give up her seat for a white passenger.  On December 1st, 1955 in segregational Montgomery, Alabama, Parks’ firm decision still reigns as one of the most significant and well known acts of the Civil Right era.  However, despite knowing that Parks kept her seat on the bus, many remain unaware of who Parks was- (as) a black female Civil Rights activist.

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