Parks not only showed active resistance by refusing to move she also helped organize and plan the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Representative John Conyers for many years.
No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in. On December 1, Parks boarded a bus after a long day of work and took a seat in the back of the bus that was marked for use by both white and blacks.
The city of Montgomery had become a victorious eyesore, with dozens of public buses sitting idle, ultimately severely crippling finances for its transit company. She received her high school diploma inafter her marriage to Raymond Parks, December 18, Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1,triggered a wave of protest December 5, that reverberated throughout the United States.
When Parks arrived at the courthouse for trial that morning with her attorney, Fred Gray, she was greeted by a bustling crowd of around local supporters, who rooted her on.