Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Rosa Parks Trial

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: At the Montgomery City Hall on Madison St., Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.775    W 086° 18.446
  32.37958333    -86.30743333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCZ77


City of Montgomery v. Rosa Parks

The trial for seamstress Rosa M. parks was held on Monday, 5 December, in the Recorder's Court of the City of Montgomery. (The room was later the site of meetings of the city council.) The trial began at 9:00 and continued for about 30 minutes. Parks and her attorney were accompanied by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, E. D. Nixon, and hundreds of interested blacks. Judge John B. Scott found Parks guilty of disorderly conduct and fined her $14. She lost on appeal on 22 February 1956, but the Parks case of 1955 ignited a one-day boycott of the city buses that eventually led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Under Browder v. Gayle, the boycott ended on 20 December 1956.

Sponsored by the City of Montgomery
Alabama Historical Association


More Information:
Wikipedia - Rosa Parks
Academy of Achievement - Rosa Park Rosa Parks
Wikipedia - Civil rights movement
Borgna Brunner and Elissa Haney - Civil Rights Timeline

End of The Rosa Parks Trial