Hello, I am reading a book and I came across the following passage which I do not understand :

On the afternoon of her trial and conviction ...

What does it mean ? Does this means that her trials happened or happening during afternoon, or that her trial already happened ? Thank You!

QuantupleWhat does it mean ?

It means "On the afternoon of December 5, 1955" The court records do not contain the time of the trial, but it was on that day.


On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for disorderly conduct for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Civil Rights leader E. D. Nixon bailed her out of jail, joined by white friends Clifford Durr, an attorney, and his wife, Virginia. Rosa did not win her case, which went to trial in the Recorder’s Court of the city of Montgomery on December 5. She was fined $14.00, including court costs.



I would take that to mean that her trial and conviction happened in the afternoon. They might have happened that morning, though.

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