Rosa Parks: The 'no' that sparked the civil rights movement | BBC News
On 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for …
On 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger.
The repercussions were swift.
The arrest was not an isolated …event but a consequence of the Jim Crow laws, legislation designed to codify racism and marginalise black Americans.
In these exclusive BBC clips, discover how her courageous act of defiance set in motion a chain of events that ended segregation in the US, but at a personal cost to Parks herself.
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