Montgomery Bus Boycott
Stand up for integration!
Thursday, Dec. 1st 1955 at 7am
- walk with a friend
- ride a bike
What's Happening and Why We're Doing It
The bus situation was brought to light recently with the arrest of Rosa Parks, one of the creators of this boycott and Civil Rights activist. She was sitting in a spot which was okay for her to be in, but as the bus filled up with whites, she was asked to move to the back of the bus to make room for the whites. She simply said no. The cops were called, and she was arrested and fined. We can't let this treatment continue.
With this boycott, we're expecting the leaders of the city to realize we are a vital part of this town's economy and life. Without our money, their bank accounts would be running dry. They need us, but we don't need them. We have to show them that if we're going to be giving them business, we need to be treated with respect. If we're not treated with respect, we'll simply leave.