Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott is the refusal of African Americans to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama. People of any race should be able to ride any bus. It should not matter where you sit as long as you have a seat. A leader of the boycott was Martin Luther King Jr. He made a wake of action for the people that needed help and was a national leader of the civil rights movement.

Segregated seating

Segregated seating protest

A protest to segregated seating took place from December 5, 1955 - December 20, 1956. On December 1, 1955, four days before the boycott started, Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. After Rosa denied she was fined and arrested.