Rosa Parks, a young African-American woman was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white male on a public city bus. According to a Montgomery city ordinance law, African-Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses. If a white rider would happen to tell them to move because the front of the bus was filled up, they would then have to oblige thus giving their seat up. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white male, thus making the bus driver inform the authorities to have her removed and taken to jail . Afterwords, the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott was organized by a Baptist Minister named, Martin Luther King Jr.