If you do not know who Rosa Parks is, you really need to read up on this woman. On December 1st, 1955, while sitting in the “colored” section of a Montgomery, AL bus, she was ordered by the bus driver to give up her seat to a white man as the white’s only section was full. Ms. Parks refused and was arrested for “disorderly conduct”. Many people credit this moment as the beginning of the civil rights movement in the USA.