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Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks
On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42 year-old woman took a seat near the front of the bus on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger when instructed by the bus driver, police were called and she was arrested.
The police report shows that Rosa Parks was charged with “refusing to obey orders of bus driver.” According to the report, she was taken to the police station, where she was booked, fingerprinted, and briefly incarcerated.
The event touched off a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system in which a 26-year-old unknown minister, Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as the leader.
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todaysdocument:

Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks

On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42 year-old woman took a seat near the front of the bus on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger when instructed by the bus driver, police were called and she was arrested.

The police report shows that Rosa Parks was charged with “refusing to obey orders of bus driver.” According to the report, she was taken to the police station, where she was booked, fingerprinted, and briefly incarcerated.

The event touched off a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system in which a 26-year-old unknown minister, Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as the leader.

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(Source: research.archives.gov, via npr)

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Artist Bill Mudron drew a geektastically awesome Doctor Who version of the Bayeux Tapestry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary series. He calls it The Baywheux Tapestry, but don’t look too closely if you haven’t watched every episode yet, because it’s chock full of spoilers.

"From the cardinal fields of Gallifrey to the caves of Androzani to the last day of The Last Great Time War, this tattered embroidery chronicles a millennium of The Doctor’s history."

Although Bill originally intended to illustrate the Doctor Who timeline as a continuous 12-foot-long image, just like the Bayeux Tapestry, he decided to break it up into four segments so that it would work better as framable print. Click here to view a hi-res image.

Speaking of prints, pre-orders are currently being taken via Bill Mudron’s web shop through December 1st, 2013.

[via Technabob]

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Here’s a copy of the 1938 ballot for electing members of the board of directors of the Screen Writers Guild (which was to later become the Writers Guild of America). It was being used as scrap paper — on the original copy, there’s a letter written on the back, asking someone for money for tickets to the Guild’s annual party.

Who would you have voted for?


From our Archive: A copy of RED CHANNELS, a publication that listed actors, writers and other artists accused of having communist sympathies during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Burgess Meredith is in there, along with Leonard Bernstein and other greats.