After the bus was full, Rosa and 3 other African Americans were asked to move to the back of the bus so there could be enough seats for the whites. The other African Americans moved, however, Rosa stayed. The bus driver told her he would have her arrested, and she replied with, "You may do that."
Knowing that the city bus system depends heavily on the African-American community, the black leaders agree to call a boycott of all city buses on Monday, December 5. A new and popular minister in Montgomery by the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. is chosen to lead the boycott. By Friday evening the news of the upcoming boycott has spread throughout the city.
Finally, almost one year after Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat, the Supreme Court rules — on November 13, 1956 — that Montgomery's segregation laws are unconstitutional. Rosa has made an impact on her community, and now everyone will remember her as the brave hero who led the way.
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