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Rosa Parks On her way home from work Rosa Parks hot and tired sat in a section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, on December 1, 1955, which was designated for whites only. A white man on boarding the bus was unable to locate an empty seat, the driver told Parks and other black travelers around her to give up their seat for him. Rosa Parks flatly refused to do so; she was arrested jailed and fined fourteen dollars. On the night she was arrested, her brother then a trade union activist and church member informed the church of her situation. The action by her brother in scolding and calling compromising churchman cowards, because they did not want a boycott but meeting with bus company galvanized king. Who stated he was no coward, brining him and women council into the spotlight of the struggle of the civil rights movement. Combined they would start one of the most famous economic boycott in American history by blacks, known as the ‘Montgomery Bus Boycott’. Leafleting by the thousands would result in many joining the boycott including the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other civil right groups and organisations. As a direct result of Rosa Park stance the bus company was virtually brought to its knees. The action would also inspire civil rights activist nationwide to join the struggle for civil rights.