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Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Ryan Jackson

on 11 May 2010

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Transcript of Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was triggered by a civil rights activist named Rosa Parks. She was arrested on December 1, 1955, for not giving up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, because she was black. The Boycott was started on December 5, 1955, in a response to the arrest of Rosa Parks. The Boycott was started and planned by Martin Luther King Jr., who at that time was a little known reverend at a local church. Martin Luther King Jr. led the black community in Montgomery on marchs through the town showing their support for Rosa Parks' actions and protesting against racial inequality. The Montgomery Bus Boycott's impact was big, it started a revolution in civil rights. It also was one of the first acts in trying to outlaw segregation in public in a big city. Who Else Was Involved:
Ralph Abernathy
CORE The NAACP saw the arrest of Rosa Parks' as an opportunity, which they used for publicity when they took the case to court, but ended up losing. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the first and biggest events in trying to end segregation and introduced many later known civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ralph Abernathy. The boycott ended on December 20, 1956, when the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to segregate public buses. This was a big win for the civil rights movement at the time. They recieved needed publicity and they made a huge step towards racial equality. Without the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the world we see today would be vastly different, largely due to Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on the bus.
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