Interview with Rosa Parks
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

YOU WERE ALSO INVOLVED IN—COULD YOU DESCRIBE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR ACTITIVITES IN GETTING ON THOSE BUSES AND RE-BOARDING BEFORE IT CAME TO THE TIME OF THE FINAL TIME OF CONFRONTATION THAT WE NOW KNOW ABOUT?

Rosa Parks:

Well, I was, when I would not give my money to the driver or if I put the fare in and get [sic] on the bus, the driver who had me arrested did evict me from the bus in 1943. It was those who wanted to enforce this type of oppression, humiliation would rather that I not ride the bus. In fact some did tell me not to ride their buses. If I felt that I was too important to go to the back door to get on. And going to the back door after paying your fare in the front would mean sometime that people wouldn't even get on the bus at all because if you couldn't get around fast enough to suit the driver, he would just drive off and leave you standing after you paid your fare.