Arrested: Rosa Parks was a brave African American. She stood up for what she believed in, and never hurt or violated anybody. Just by sitting a bus seat went terribly wrong. Rosa Parks was tired of being treated like a second class citizen. Almost everywhere she went she was treated wrong. When she sat in the bus seat and didn’t move she was breaking a big law. Mrs. Parks was arrested for violating segregation laws.
Dr. Kings Speech: After the community had a boycott that was successful, people gathered in a church to hear their leader speak. King asks that the protesters protest without violence. The audience give a round of applauds. The boycott must continue. They have three simple demands. Change the laws that says African American passengers must give up their seats to white passengers, bus drivers must be courteous to all rides, and hire African American bus drivers.
Nonviolence: While the boycott is continuing, harassment grows worse. People are vandalizing others homes, and receiving threating notes and phone calls. While Mr. King was in a church meeting, his home was bombed. His wife, His baby, and his friend is inside of the house. No one was hurt. King says something to make all his supporters calm down about the bombing. His words were “We cannot solve this problem with retaliatory violence, we must meet violence with nonviolence.”
Court Ruling: The bombing has made the protesters angry, they want to come back stronger. After Rosa Parks bus adventure and Kings house bombing, on the day of --November 13, 1956—the segregation laws in Montgomery are unconstitutional. 17,000 African Americans of Montgomery have made it. Proudly, Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, and Martin Luther King, got on a bus and Rosa the brave women who led the way took a seat in the very front of the bus.