The Montgomery Bus Boycott

If You Were There

The Event

  • Sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott was a 13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

  • Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation.

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Montgomery Bus Boycott

Thursday, Dec. 1st 1955 at 9pm

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Montgomery, AL