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Busting the Rosa Parks Myth - Poster of the Week

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

Montgomery Honor Roll

Tech Directions & Christine Ecarius

Offset, 2006

Ann Arbor, MI


Poster Text:

Montgomery Honor Roll Sparked by the December 1, 1955 arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat on the bus, black citizens of Montgomery, Alabama, boycotted the city buses from December 5 of that year until December 20, 1956. During that period many boycott organizers and participants were arrested, some of whom are shown here. The boycott ended when a United States Supreme Court ruling declared that segregation on buses was illegal.

"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."

– Martin Luther King, Jr.