Montgomery Bus Boycott BY: Zach Huberty


The Montgomery Bus Boycott began in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks, an African American women, refused to give up her seat to a white man.

This led to the arrest of Rosa Parks and the rise of the Montgomery bus boycott which had some big leaders such as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The goal of the bus boycott was to show that African Americans deserved equal rights and equal opportunities in job fields and especially public transportation.

Another goal was to show the white population how important the black community was to sustain booming business like the bus system. Without the blacks on the bus (which was the majority of the bus), there would be no way to keep the bus system from losing.

As stated by Rosa Parks, "The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."


The involvement can be connected to the very first action when Rosa Parks did not give up her seat to a white male.

Many African Americans refused to ride on the Montgomery bus system until new laws were implemented to allow blacks the same rights on buses as whites.

Many African Americans became involved in Civil rights protests and marches. These were to show that they demanded equal rights as white americans



Some obstacles that the African American's had to overcome were racial violence, segregation, and lower wages of pay from jobs.

African Americans overcame all of these obstacles by staying non violent and maintaining peaceful protests.

There were also barriers set by white americans who could not accept the idea of equal rights and integrated public transportation systems.


Public bus systems were integrated allowing for both whites and blacks to sit anywhere they choose.

Till this day, all forms of public transportation are kept unsegregated and are first come first serve when it relates to the location of seating.


To this day, there have been many cases of racial profiling against both whites and blacks due to the tension between the different races.

The major event that the Montgomery Bus Boycott can connect to is the Black Lives Matter protests.

Both the Bus Boycott and the Black Lives Matter protests have a similar goal which is to have everyone treated equally and to have equal rights for all.

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