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Bus boycott

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Deanna Kanne

on 11 January 2013

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Deanna and Nicole Bus Boycott Dates Historical Background People Involved Affect People of Then Began December 1, 1955 (Day Rosa Parks was arrested)
Went from 1955-1956
Lasted 13 months as a mass protest
Protest began on December 5, 1955 as a one-day protest
February 1956 was when King was arrested
June 5, 1956 they ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional
December 20, 1956 King ruled that the Boycott was over Began in 1946 with the Women's Political Council (WPC) who had turned their attention to the Jim Crow practices on Montgomery city buses
Martin Luther King Jr is becoming a big civil rights activist
Segregation in Southern towns
Basically beginning of Civil Rights Movements Rosa Parks-wouldn't give up her seat to a white person and was arrested
This act sparked a boycott
Women's Political Council (WPC)
Jo Ann Robinson (President)
Claudette Colvin and Mary Louise Smith (also arrested)
Martin Luther King Jr-Elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
90% of Montgomery's black citizens It got worse before it got better for the black citizens
Examples: Arrests, bombings, physical abuse/beatings
Took a little longer than necessary because it had to go to the Supreme Court
Better:
The court ruled that bus segregation is unconstitutional How it Affects Us Today We are no longer segregated
Blacks and whites have equal rights Source: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_montgomery_bus_boycott_1955_1956/
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