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"All I was doing was trying to get home from work." - Rosa Parks

The Montgomery Bus Boycotts took place in Montgomery, Alabama from December 5th, 1955 to December 20th, 1956. A boycott is a withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest. The Montgomery Bus Boycott started when one day Rosa Parks was on her way home from work. When a white man asked for Rosa to give up her seat, which she refused to do. She was then arrested and fined for refusing to move.After that is when the bus boycotts began. the boycotts were to show to the world how poorly they were being treated, they were fighting for their human rights. The boycotts lasted 381 days, until, the U.S Supreme Court ordered Montgomery to integrate their bus system.What led to this event was the poor treatment of the African American's and Women. These boycotts were a main and very essential part of the movement.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were two main and very important people in the Civil Rights Movement Their impact was what helped the African American's to gain their rights.M.L.K and Rosa Parks were civil rights activists and they had to deal with a lot of backlash, but it wasn't just those two, anyone that was Black/African American dealt with tons of horrible backlash. They overcame all the backlash by fighting, staying strong and supporting one another. There are lasting effects from this movement. Now both races are treated more fair and more equal.

The United States women's hockey team announced that they would be boycotting the championship games where they would be defending their title as reigning world champions.They boycotted the championships because of negotiations about fair wages and equitable support.

The Montgomery Bus Boycotts took place almost 60 years ago and these boycotts were a major part of The Civil Rights Movement. Not only was the boycott for equal rights for blacks and whites but it was also gender related. Fighting for equal rights for women was also a very big part of The Civil Rights Movement. These two events although different are also very much alike. Both of these events are fighting for equal rights. Ultimately, the bus boycotts are what lead, 60 years later, to this fight for equal gender pay.

Sources

History.com Staff. (2010). Montgomery Bus Boycott. Retrieved May 02, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/montgomery-bus-boycott

Sarah Kay Steele 2017-03-20T12:40:44 chat comments. (n.d.). U.S. Women's Hockey Boycotting Championships Over Equal Pay (Which They Don't Deserve). Retrieved May 02, 2017, from https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2017/03/20/u-s-womens-hockey-boycotting-championships-over-equal-pay-which-they-dont-deserve/

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