The Montgomery bus boycott started in 1955, and was held in Montgomery, Alabama. African Americans had to give up their seats on a bus if a white asked for it, due to bus segregation. They got tired of this happening, Rosa Parks, a woman of color, refused to give up her seat on the bus, and ended up getting arrested. This was just the start, they had decided to start protesting by not going on the bus at all. Rosa Parks and many other intended to end segregation on transportation. By doing this, the bus companies and government loss money, because they weren’t give their money to on the bus. This was the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
This is the bus that Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white.
What was the purpose?
It was obvious that the purpose of this event was to end segregation on transportation buses. The reason Rosa Parks did what she did is because she believed, a long with others, that they deserve their rights, they shouldn't have to give up their seat to a white when they ask. They're plan was to not spend their money n the transportation buses because they wanted to show how important immigrants and African Americans are to the country.
Who was involved?
The most important person involved was clearly Rosa Parks, if it weren't for her arrest the protesting and boycotting probably would have even happened. Another person who was involved was MLK, Martin Luther King. He decided in 1954 to accept an offer to become pastor o f Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Because of being a spokesmen, he utilized his leadership and forged a distinctive protest strategy.