Martin Luther King Jr
By John Mirsberger
Martin Luther King Jr's Early Life
Martin Luther King Jr's Roll in Montgomery Bus Boycott
On December 1, 1955 , Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus. She was then arrested. Martin Luther and other activists boycotted the bus for 381 days. During this time, Martin Luther King Jr became know as the protests leader.Behind Martin Luther’s leadership, the bus boycott resulted in the supreme court ruling that segregated seating on the bus was unconstitutional. African Americans had started their fight for freedom, and King entered the national spotlight as nonviolent protest leader for African Americans.