Shut Up and Sit Down? Well, How The Turntables: Rosa Parks

Duygu Bayram


December 1st, 1955. Rosa Parks took her seat on the bus home after a long day at work. These buses were different to the ones we are used to. In 1955’s USA, they had two sections, Whites and Colored. As if that was not dehumanizing enough on its own, if a white person got on the bus and the white seats were full, black people had to get up and give their seat to them. It is hard to imagine how such a discriminatory act could be legal today, let alone as pervasive and widespread as it was back then.

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