Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Information

When?

Thursday, Dec 1st 1955 at 12am to Tuesday, Dec 20th 1955 until 12am.

Where?

Montgomery, Alabama

What is it?

The Montgomery Bus Boycott is a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.

LEADERS OF THE BOYCOTT

Background Information

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Rosa Parks (an NAACP member, and local seamstress) refuses to give up her bus seat and is arrested and jailed.

After being found guilty, fined, and arrested, she meets with local leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and the agree upon the idea of this boycott.