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Transcript of Queckenstedt
Black churches were burned, and both Martin Luther King Jr.'s and E.D. Nixon's homes were destroyed by bombings.
The insurance was canceled for the city taxi system that was used by African Americans.
Black citizens were arrested for violating an antiquated law prohibiting boycotts. Work and Career: After the Bus Rosa was fired from her job was a seamstress in a local department store
She and her husband left Montgomery
They moved to Detroit, Michigan
Rosa worked as a secretary and receptionist for U. S. Representative John Coyner.
Rosa also served on the board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America The Bus Driver James F. Blake
"I wasn't trying to do anything to that Parks woman except do my job. She was in violation of the city codes, so what was I supposed to do? That damn bus was full and she wouldn't move back. I had my orders." Why didn't anyone stand up for their rights before this? Montgomery's Jim Crow laws were very strict and gave bus drivers great flexibility in making decisions about where people could sit.
The law even gave bus drivers the authority to carry guns to enforce their decisions.
Mrs. Parks's attorney, Fred Gray, remebered: "Virtually every African-American person in Montgomery had some negative experience with the buses. But we had no choice. We had to use the buses for transportation." My Connection ENG2P Investigation
Assignment Rosa Parks When the bus driver said he was just following orders, it reminded me of the excuse soldiers give in war time when they commit heinous acts. For example, in World War II, many German soldiers gave this excuse for their part in the Holocaust. Rosa Parks could have also followed this flimsy logic, but she took the more difficult path of standing up for what she knew was right.