Rosa Parks Day

December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017 Maya Carr

On this historic day, Rosa Parks’ act of bravery launched a nationwide movement to end racial segregation. Parks was also a staunch advocate for sexual assault victims.

In 1944, Parks, who herself was a sexual assault survivor, led a national campaign against assaults on black women. Today, as we witness this global revolution in response to sexual violence, we’re grateful for pioneers like Rosa Parks who fearlessly helped pave the way, so that we may take a stand for injustice against our bodies.

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, AL, for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus. This single act was the catalyst for what became known as the Montgomery bus boycott, to desegregate the city’s buses.

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