However, social work did not bring money, and earning a living, Rosa Parks in the morning until late at night sitting at the sewing machine in the factory at a clothing store. Home, she, like most "black", returns to the normal public transport. A trip that changed not only her life, but also the way of America, there was 1 December 1955. Then the driver saw that the bus go "white" passengers demanded that blacks who were traveling in the cabin free seats. At that time, nothing unusual in his order was not, and familiar to all "colored" silently obeyed. Sitting left alone rose when angered vodites asked why, forty-year woman said simply: "I'm too tired."
For refusing to give way to the Rosa Parks was judged by the article "violation of public order." However, to protect the brave novice seamstress stood Baptist minister, a black Martin Luther King. With its filing blacks Alabama boycott bus fleet, "colored" during the year did not go to public transport, moving on foot or in a taxi driven by drivers were black. Transportation facilities staff thus suffered serious losses. But defenders of America joined the protest. According to its results the US Supreme Court ruled in 1956 decree banning racial segregation in the provision of bus transport services.
Rosa Parks became a symbol of generations of America. After moving to Detroit, she continued to fight for the rights of his people, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest award of the United States. Unfortunately, Mrs. Parks did not live to see the day when the president of her country became a black man. However, even when her life was appointed Secretary of State of America Condoleezza Rice, who told the media that his success in politics is, "color", owes much to Rosa Parks and the cause of her life.