A Reporter's Scoop
ON THE MORNING of December 2, 1955, the Montgomery Advertiser ran a short, one-column article about Rosa Parks's arrest the night before. The story was buried on page nine of section A of the paper. It gave no signal of the far-reaching events that would take place in the year ahead.
Negro Jailed Here For 'Overlooking'
A Montgomery Negro woman was arrested by
city police last night for ignoring a bus driver
who directed her to sit in the rear of the bus.
The woman, Rosa Parks, 634 Cleveland Ave.,
was later released under $100 bond. Bus oper-
ator J. F. Blake, 27 N. Lewis St., in notifying
police, said a Negro woman sitting in the sec-
tion reserved for whites refused to move to
the Negro section. When Officers F. B. Day and