She took a seat in the front of the "black" section of a city bus in Montgomery, USA. The bus filled up and the bus driver demanded that she move so a "white" male passenger could have her seat
When she refused to give up her seat, a police officer arrested her.
Four days later, she was convicted of disorderly conduct and fined $14.
For the next 381 days, afro-americans -- who according to Time magazine had comprised two-thirds of Montgomery bus riders -- boycotted public transportation to protest her arrest and in turn the city's segregation laws.
The mass movement marked one of the largest and most successful challenges of segregation and helped catapult King to the forefront of the civil rights movement.
The boycott ended on November 13, 1956, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that Montgomery's segregated bus service was unconstitutional
But it wasn't until the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all public accommodations nationwide were desegregated.
Her name, Rosa Parks
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