She told her brother about the incident, and was later called to testify against the man in court, which led to his conviction. Parks knew the bus driver The driver was James Blake, who had a reputation for treating black passengers without dignity. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on 14 November Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is an American civil rights activist. She was the first black woman to conduct a cable car in San Francisco. Ultimately, he served just one day in jail. Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon who died in , would have turned today.
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She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Happy Birthday Trayvon Martin! Fifteen-year-old civil rights activist Claudette Colvin came before Parks in making news for being dragged off a bus and jailed for not giving up her seat. I killed that man because I told his name. The driver was James Blake, who had a reputation for treating black passengers without dignity.