Was Rosa Parks asked to move back, or stand?
April 19, 2012 7:55 PM Subscribe
Was Rosa Park's bus full, or were just the white seats full? Was she asked to stand, or move to the back of the bus?
posted by antiquark to Law & Government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The question came up when arguing for marriage equality, when I used a Rosa Parks analogy.
I did some googling and sites seem to disagree, though most seem to indicate she was asked to move to the back, not stand.
http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/19/potus-sits-on-bus-made-famous-by-rosa-parks/ (comments, so... grains of sand)
search the articles for 'full'.
Wikipedia doesn't really specify.
Ideally I want a link to an authoritative answer, if possible.