Rosa Parks and Bus Desegregation

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Co-founder and President Emeritus of the SCLC recalls the Movement’s efforts to desegregate the buses, and how the arrest of Rosa Parks engaged the community. He said, “When they arrested her, they arrested the whole black community in Montgomery.” He also shares a confrontation he experienced with a white passenger on a bus in Mobile, AL, during desegregation efforts.