Montgomery Bus Boycott
We are having this bus boycott for a main, big reason. We want to end segregation and the act of making African Americans sit at the back of the bus. This boycott is brought to you by Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. MLK Jr. fought for black rights in a non-violent way. Rosa Parks is a strong woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus.
Thursday, Dec. 1st 1955 at 12am
Montgomery, AL, United States
Don't ride any buses! There are many other ways of transportation such as walking, riding a bicycle, carpooling, etc.
The situation all began when Rosa Parks got on a local city bus. She was minding her own business when a white man came along and told her to get out of the seat and move to the back. After Rosa Parks kept refusing to give up her seat, she was fined and arrested. After being jailed, she meets with local leaders and they all agree to the bus boycott. The purpose behind this is to put an end to segregation and let all people live equally amongst each other. We hope that this boycott will allow close minded white men and women that we are strong and we will stand up for our rights! Please be a part of the boycott, for it sends a good message to people all over.