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Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Victoria Sanson

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Victoria Sanson Montgomery Bus Boycott What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott? The boycott started on December 5, 1955 and ended on December 20, 1956.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott happened in Montgomery, Alabama.
This happen when African Americans refused to ride city buses, to protest segregated seating. (www.standford.edu) Who was part the boycott? Martin Luther King Jr. He moved to Montgomery with his wife to become a preacher.
Was the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA), which coordinated the boycott.
He was the primary spokesman of the year-long Montgomery bus boycott
He used the leadership abilities he had gained from his religious background and academic training to forge a distinctive protest strategy that involved the mobilization of black churches and skillful appeals for white support.
Being the spokesman of the boycott, MLK had many people who wanted to kill him. (www.thekingcenter.org) Rosa Parks Significance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Successful effort by African Americans in Montgomery against segregation reflected new attitude of protest by southern blacks.
This was considered the beginning of the Modern Civil Rights Movement.
People saw the rise of Martin Luther King Jr. as national civil rights leader and spokesman of Modern Civil Rights Movement.
Led to similar protests by blacks in other Southern cities. (http://www.americaslibrary.gov) What is a boycott? A boycott is when a large group of people refuse to take part in, or make use of, something as a way of showing their disapproval. (www.americaslibrary.gov) Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks took the bus home from a long day of work. Even though she sat in the "black" section, the bus driver told her to give up her seat to a white man.
Rosa was arrested later that day. (www.americaslibrary.gov) The Montgomery Bus Boycott's impact on Civil Rights The boycott was important to the Civil Rights Movement because it ended segregated buses in the South.
After the buses got desegregated other things followed. (www.standford.edu)
water fountains
schools The Montgomery Improvement Association Was formed on December 1, 1955
Reverend Ralph Abernathy came up with the name
This group, along with the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, coordinated the boycott, along with other protest to stop segregation. (www.standford.edu) Worked Cited Information
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•http://sunnynash.blogspot.com/2011/02/rosa-parks-montgomery-bus-boycott-jim.html Questions Who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
a. Martin Luther King Jr.
b. Rosa Parks
c. Claudette Colvin
Which group(s) coordinated the boycott?
a. National Association of the Advancement of Colored People
b. The Montgomery Improvement Association
c. both
Why was Rosa Parks get arrested?
a. She did not give her seat to a white man
b. She was speeding
c. She went into a white restuarant
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