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Rosa Parks Rosa Parks, left, who was fined $10 and court costs for violating Montgomery’s segregation ordinance for city buses, makes bond for appeal to Circuit Court. Signing the bond were E.D. Nixon, center, former state president of the NAACP, and attorney Fred Gray. Parks’ arrest for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on Dec. 1, 1955 touched off the Montgomery bus boycott. Her act of civil disobedience got relatively little attention, noted briefly in The Montgomery Advertiser. The story went national Dec. 5, 1955, when the AP wrote of a plan to make Parks the test case for laws segregating public transportation.