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Why was Rosa Parks arrested in December 1955?

a. For sitting in the whites-only section of a segregated restaurant
b. For drinking from a water fountain restricted to white people
c. For refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man
d. For sitting in the whites-only section of a segregated train

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2898, Rosa Parks and MLK
On today's podcast: The Montgomery bus boycott
60-Second Civics: Episode 2897, Nonviolent Direct Action
The civil rights movement used nonviolent direct action inspired by Mohandas Gandhi.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2896, Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws were designed to limit the rights and freedoms of African Americans.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2895, Desegregation and Violence
Violence plagued the South in the years following desegregation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2894, Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education was not the end of the struggle against segregation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2893, Segregation
Today we learn about segregation and Brown v. Board of Education.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2892, Commitment to the Common Good
The common good was a key feature of classical republicanism.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2891, Enlightened Self-Interest
Today we learn about enlightened self-interest.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2890, Making It Easier to Vote
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 21 states now allow some form of electronic voting.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2889, Absentee Voting
There is a growing number of ways to vote in most states.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2888, Voting
In order for popular sovereignty and representative government to work, citizens have to vote.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2887, Presidential Commissions
More ways of influencing the national government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2886, Participation in National Government
You can have an effect on national politics. Learn how on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2885, Involvement in State Government
Yes, you too can be involved in state government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2884, Local Governments
Today we talk about the benefits of participating in local government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2883, Service Organizations and NGOs
You've heard of Kiwanis, Jaycees, and Lions Clubs, but what do these organizations do? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2882, Religious and Social Organizations
Learn how religious and social organizations contribute to civic life on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2881, Voluntary Associations
Today we learn what Alexis de Tocqueville noticed about American civic life.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2880, Participating in Civic Life
Today we learn about some of the benefits to participation in civic life.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2879, Undocumented Immigrants
Undocumented immigration is one of the most controversial issues in American politics.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2878, Responsibilities Shared by Citizens and Noncitizens
Everyone who lives in the United States, both citizens and noncitizens, have certain responsibilities.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2877, Noncitizen Voting
Should legal permanent residents be allowed to vote? On this podcast, we look at both sides of the issue.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2876, Voting and Citizenship
Being a citizen didn't always mean that a person had the right to vote.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2875, Most Rights Apply to Everyone
Most rights in the United States apply to everyone who lives here.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2874, Voluntarily Renouncing U.S. Citizenship
Voluntarily renouncing U.S. citizenship has serious consequences.