Mrs. Rosa Parks Fingerprinted in Montgomery, Alabama Digital History ID 4175|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-109643
Annotation: On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, forty-three, was arrested for disorderly conducted for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Her arrest and fourteen dollar fine for violating city ordinance, led African American bus riders and others to boycott the Montgomery city buses. It also helped to establish the Montgomery Improvement Association led by a then unknown young minister from the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. The boycott lasted for one year and brought the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin King to the attention of the world.
Gelatin silver print.
New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection,
Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division (119)
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