Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 – December 20, 1956

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, an event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, was a protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the buses of Montgomery, Alabama.

This event caused a lot if progress in the fight for civil rights. Without it i don't think they would have gained the right to sit anywhere on the bus until years down the road.


The protest all came to an end and gained African Americans to no longer have to sit in the back of the bus but ride anywhere on the bus that they pleased.


They did have to walk to work and catch carpools just to get to work. Also they were mistreated and were shunned for protesting, it wasn't easy.

In today's society it is deemed as normal to see blacks at the front and back of the bus, i don't believe we have had any occurrences of a white trying to make a black give up their seat for them. People no longer really think anything of blacks being as unequal in most parts of the US.


Personally i can't see any reason for them to have ever be treated unequally, pure ignorance if you ask me. I'm glad they had the courage to stand up for their freedom and not be treated as second class citizens.