Original caption: 12/21/1956-Montgomery, AL- Mrs. Rosa Parks, 43, is shown smiling as she walks on the street here, December 21. A Supreme Court ruling, which banned segregation on the city's public transit vehicles, took effect. Mrs. Parks' arrest on December 1st, 1955, for sitting in a bus forward of white passengers, touched off the boycott of Montgomery negroes against the city's bus lines.
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