This week in history

The historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Ala., by Rosa Parks on Dec. 5, 1955. — submitted photo

Dec. 3, 1847: Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper “North Star.”

Dec. 3, 1934: KYW-AM in Chicago, Illinois, moves to Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.

Dec. 3, 1947: Tennessee Williams‘ “Streetcar Named Desire” premieres in NYC.

Dec. 3, 1956: Wilt Chamberlain plays his first collegiate basketball game (scored 52 points).

Dec. 5, 1955: Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery, Ala., by Rosa Parks.

Dec. 6, 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the second and final time.

Dec. 6, 1956: Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in South Africa.

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