In 1955, Rosa Parks got onto a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and took a seat. A white man got onto the bus, demamnded her seat, and she refused. She was arrested for this. This started the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Dec. 1,1955-Dec. 20, 1956) where thousands of blacks decided to not ride the bus. This resulted in the end of segregation on busses, an early victory for African Americans.