Montgomery Bus Boycott By:Amberly

Stand for something or you will fall for everything-Rosa Parks

Important Details:

  • African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery,Alabama to protest segregated seating
  • Took place from December 5, 1955, to December 21, 1956
  • Seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation
  • December 1, 1955(4 days before the boycott began) Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus
  • She was arrested and fined but the news of this action spread and started the boycott
  • On the day of Park's court hearing the boycott began
  • U.S. Supreme Court ended the boycott 381 days later
  • From this boycott emerged the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement
  • This new leader continued the boycott and didn't stop until their demands were met

Civil Rights Movement

The Montgomery bus boycott had a great impact on the Civil Rights Movement. It was seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. She was arrested and fined but this action was the beginning of a long fight for equality. On December 5, 1955 (the day of Park's court hearing) the boycott began.African Americans refused to ride city busses in Montgomery to protest segregated seating. The boycott lasted 381 days until the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to it on December 21, 1956. From this boycott however; emerged Martin Luther King Jr. the leading figure of the American Civil Rights Movement. This new leader was inspired by this boycott and decided to continue it and not stop fighting until they got equal rights for everyone.

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right -Rosa Parks

Source:

www.history.com

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