In 1943, although Raymond didn't approve of it, Parks started working for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She worked as a secretary & often worked long shifts. Parks liked working for the NAACP a lot & it ended up being an excellent job. Later in the year, Parks had her first incident with a bus driver. It had been a rainy day & Rosa had been waiting for a bus to take her home. When the bus finally arrived, she got on & paid the fare, but in lieu of getting back off the bus & walking back onto the bus through the back doors, she walked through the white section of the bus & sat down in her chair. Then, the bus driver got up & walked to the back of the bus where Parks was sitting. They demanded that she get off the bus & walk through the appropriate doors. "Rosa refused & after much quarrelling, they finally got off the bus & walked home in the pouring rain,” As may be able to see, at an early stage was already worn out of being pushed around. They decided that she would walk home then do what the bus driver told her to do. As Parks one time said, "The more they [, the blacks,] gave in & complied, the more serious they treated us". They had also said, "...we did not need to continue being second-class citizens". Parks was prepared for alter. Parks' involvement in the NAACP was immense. She worked with NAACP's state president, Edgar Daniel Nixon, to work on getting voter registration in Montgomery. In that same year, Parks was selected as the secretary of the Montgomery branch. In the 1950s, Parks had a part-time job working as a seamstress for Virginia & Clifford Durr who encouraged Rosa in her civil rights work
Leading up to the boycott, the NAACP was trying to check the segregation laws of Montgomery. Of the candidates to start the bus boycott was Claudette Culvin. She ended up getting pregnant and the NAACP knew that it would look bad in court with a pregnant, un-married woman. The next candidate was Loise...
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