On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White man on the bus. Alreday a member of the NAACP, Parks became the figure they were looking for to stand up to the justice system and fight back. When Rosa Parks was arrested, her one phone call was made to her pastor, Reverend E.B Nixon, who was also the president of the NAACP in Montgomery, Alabama. Nixon called the Washington, D.C., NAACP, who then called Reverend A. Philip Randolph and Reverend Martin L. King. The rest, as they say, is history.