On the second day of March, 1955, two women were asked to give up their seats on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. They were black, and it was the policy at the time that, if any white people were standing on any crowded bus, black people should move back and, if there was no room, to stand.
But Mrs. Hamilton was pregnant and tired, and she didn’t want to get up. And the young lady sitting next to her refused as well.
The bus driver called the police (more…)