Many pages in Rosa Parks documents have long lists of names in two or three columns. These lists are alphabetical but some transcribers are attempting to transcribe the format:
https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/rosa-parks-in-her-own-words/icon-in-the-making/mss859430243/mss859430243-4/ Not helpful for researching.
Better to do a single column from A to Z like this. https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/rosa-parks-in-her-own-words/icon-in-the-making/mss859430243/mss859430243-3/
I believe you are correct. That is a nightmare. When I did Mary Church Terrell and came across such lists, I listed them linearly. I can't tell you how much time I spent either moving names or redoing the page. It's understandable that people would think they need to format as written and I appreciate the time they spent but I hope people see this and try to do it differently, pending moderator approval.