Now You Know more Black History Facts. (Source)
This is rad.
I also just only recently learned this about Rosa Parks from a history podcast: the reason her situation gained so much attention was that the Black community was actively looking for a test case to use to challenge segregation laws, and she had no inane ‘fault’ (not trying to cast any shame on single mothers, not at all) in her personal life that opponents could latch on to in order to derail the conversation. She was definitely not the first or only person to be arrested for a bus protest — she was just in the ‘right’ place & time and was already connected with Black political organizers in Montgomery.
Also, the time everyone remembers her being arrested was the second time she was arrested for not giving up her seat for a white person; the same driver called the cops on her both times.
Something else I learned: sadly enough, she had the most trouble finding a job for most of the rest of her life, which sucks.