60 yrs. since Rosa Parks refused to move on bus

Posted at 5:56 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 18:56:29-05

She took a seat and made history.

Sixty years ago Tuesday Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.

Six participants of that boycott gathered Monday at Alabama State University in Montgomery to talk about their experiences.

The six helped play a role in what became the modern civil rights movement, and led to a historic Supreme Court ruling banning segregation.

One boycotter said what happened in Montgomery 60-years ago should never be forgotten.

"I think it's important for young people to understand what happened back during that time and we're the people who lived through these situations so I think they'll be very proud to hear some of our stories that actually happened while the movement was going on in Montgomery,” said Nelson Malden, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s barber. 

The event is part of a week-long commemoration of the Montgomery bus boycott at Alabama State University.