The Montgomery Bus Boycott began in 1955 when Alabama seamstress Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger. This boycott lasted for 381 days and was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. This event also propelled then unknown minister and doctoral student Martin Luther King Jr, into the national spotlight. Although Rosa Parks died in 2005, today would have been her 100th birthday. We should all remember how one small act of bravery and heroism can truly transform the world.