Montgomery Bus Boycott

Dont Ride The Bus!

The Montgomery Bus Boycott; African Americans refused to ride the city buses to protest segregated seating, Lasted from December 5,1955 to December 20,1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S.
In 1955, African Americans were still required to by a city ordinance to sit in the back half on city buses and to yield their seats to white riders if the front of the bus, reserved for whites, was full.

As news of the boycott spread, African-American leaders across Montgomery, began lending their support, black ministers announced the boycott in church on Sunday, December 4, and the Montgomery Advertiser, published a front-page article on the planned action.