Bus Boycott AJ Grabianowski

In general we have situations just like the Montgomery Bus Boycott all the time because whites feel they have more power over African Americans and Mexican Americans when really they don't. The people that don't get treated right many times riot or even strike against these actions by whites. They do this because they are taking a stand to being treated the way they should be.

This event happened because four days before the boycott started Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. She was arrested and this started a huge uproar in Montgomery and Alabama. A pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. urged other African Americans to refuse to ride the bus and walk, this was to stop buses from being segregated on December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956.

The Bus Boycotts goal was to start making segregation disappear by starting by desegregating buses. This was the first real step towards equal rights for African Americans.

The main person of this boycott was Martin Luther King Jr. as he was the one who started the boycott and urged people to get rides from others as well as bike. He impacted the event because he started this boycott and led it all the way through as well as pushing to get his rights on the way.

Obstacles that they had to face were getting to work. For people who didn't have cars the bus was their way around but now they had to walk. They overcame these by giving each other rides and hitchhiking to there jobs and stores.

The long lasting effect of this event is that no longer are buses segregated all over the U.S. because of the boycott. This event effects us today because this was the first step towards desegregation and equal rights that we have today. The legacy of my of my modern event is to have the rights they have as well as be treated like the Americans they are. The long lasting effects of this would be that everyone lives in peace and has their rights without being treated unfairly


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