The Montgomery bus boycott is remembered as one of the earliest mass civil rights protests in American history. Rosa Parks is sometimes portrayed as someone who first stood up to power on December 1, 1955. Blake was driving the bus Parks boarded on December 1, when she refused to give up her seat. Indoors at the National Civil Rights Museum stands a recreation of the bright yellow Montgomery city bus where Rosa Parks defied the city's segregated bus transport policy. At the time of the boycott, Rosa Parks worked was a seamstress at the Montgomery Fair department store, and she was hardly the only working-class woman who made the boycott a success.