She got arrested for violating the city’s racial segregation laws. Before Rosa Parks, there were other women who refused to give up their seats.A century before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings In 1854, she refused to get off of a streetcar that only allowed white passengers. She was arrested. She sued (and won), and her case led to the eventual desegregation of NYC's public transit.
In 1955, civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger.
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