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The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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The Civil Rights Movement: By: Amber S. and Iran P. The Montgomery Bus Boycott DECEMBER 1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her court case was later that day with her lawyer Fred Gray. She lost the case and was fined $10. (Plus $4 for the court costs) DECEMBER 5, 1955 Jo Ann Robinson, the president of the W.P.C (Women's Political Council), announced that the Montgomery Bus Boycott would start that day. DECEMBER 1, 1955 The same day, 16-18 people met up Zion church. They decided to make an organization for their civil rights. Reverend Ralph Abernathy came up with the name Montgomery Improvement Association (M.I.A). FEBRUARY 30, 1956 The Ku Klux Klan bombed the homes of Martin Luther King Jr. and E.D Nixon. They tried to send a message out to the African Americans who participated in the boycott to stop the boycott. NOVEMBER 13, 1956 The Supreme Court declared that segregation on buses was unconstitutional. The boycott finally was put to notice. DECEMBER 21, 1956 The Montgomery Bus Boycott ended. Segregation ended on the buses. ^_^ <3 ....AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER A suit is filed in Federal District Court asking that Montgomery’s travel segregation laws be declared unconstitutional. February 2, 1956 This was one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sermon entitled, "I’ve Been To the Mountaintop". (April 3, 1968) Martin Luther King Jr. He was elected as the president of the M.I.A. He also led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Civil Rights Movement. He was on the cover of Time Magazine for Man of the Year. Shortly after his "I Have a Dream" speech was given, the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. He believed in non-violence and peace. That is why he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The Montgomery Bus Boycott's impact on the Civil Rights Movement He was married to Corretta Scott King. She helped and supported him throughout the Civil rights Movement and Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was important to the Civil Rights Movement because this ended segregated buses. The buses were first sectioned by Whites and Colored. In fact, everything was segregated- restaurants, stores, water fountains, schools, etc. The end of segregation was sparked by the boycott. It started the end of segregation, but didn't actually end it. We would still have segregated buses if the boycott was never a moment in history. (That would not make people happy.) Also, the way all people are treated now would not be as good. The Library of Congress should have The Montgomery Bus Boycott in their library because this was a very important moment history. This ended bus segregation. Therefore, I t The reason the Library of Congress should include the Montgomery Bus Boycott December 1955; the grand year when all the blacks had a reunion at a church to plan the yearlong bus boycott. It was a 1 day plan that started December 1, 1955 but slowly turned into a yearlong walking ceremony that ended on December 21, 1956, when the whites just gave up on trying to stop the african americans. They had put lots of effort into planning the boycott. THIS IS HOW RACIST PEOPLE WERE
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