to pay at the front of the
bus, and then walk behind the bus to get on. The front four rows of the bus
were limited to white travelers only. Most of these front four rows were
usually vacant, because most white people could afford cars. Even before Rosa’s
mainstream appearance for her disobedience she had stood up for what she
believed in still. It was 1943 Rosa was on her way home from work, where she
was currently employed. Rosa was substantially tired from her full day of work.
She entered a bus, and paid the driver her toll. He said to her, “Go and
get in through the back door.” Rosa tranquilly told him that she was
already on the bus and did not want to go around in order to get back inside.
The driver aggressively took Rosa by the arm, and escorted her off the bus.
Rosa was forced to wait at the bus stop for another bus to take her home, this
sparked Rosa’s fire for equality and It was twelve years after Rosa was kicked
off the bus, that she would make history. It was 1955, where Rosa Parks boarded
a city bus to get home. Mrs. Parks walked past the first few rows of seats
mostly unfilled these rows of seats were marked “Whites Only.” Rosa
Parks denied to move from her seat on the bus and started the commencement of a
rebellion, she stood up for herself and her culture. Rosa was 42 years old and
tired of the discrimination. He irritably told her, “Well, I’m going to
have you arrested.” Rosa said, “You may do that.” She was instantaneously
sentenced and arrested for her “crime”. The word of Rosa’s detention spread
very quickly. For not moving and letting a white male in her seat, she was
arrested, something hard to fathom now, but the norm for back in the time.
Through this outlook we can really start to see how twisted our society was
back then. Keep in mind black citizens made up 60 percent of the bus populace.
The night after the apprehension fifty leaders of the black community including
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.