Boycotts By Anaka Hanson

Montgomery Bus Boycott


  • Taxis lowered their fares to the same amount of money it cost to ride the bus, so that African Americans were still able to easily get around, but Montgomery created a minimum fare for taxis that was more than what people had to spend to ride the bus
  • Fake stories were written in newspapers explaining that the issue had been resolved
  • The house of Martin Luther King Jr. was bombed, causing African Americans to want to violently fight back
  • Often, taxis were pulled over for small reasons
  • Insurance companies wouldn't allow African Americans to use insurance on their cars or taxis
  • Arrests were given to many African Americans, including Martin Luther King Jr., for doing something that was unfairly considered illegal, when they were planning a boycott
Martin Luther King Jr. getting arrested

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