Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, 1955. Mrs. Parks would defy the Jim Crow laws by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, thus igniting a movement that would see the Black citizenry boycott the buses until they desegregated.
This glorious photo of Rosa Parks sitting at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal in 1956. | 26 Incredible Pictures Of Famous People Throughout History