Montgomery Bus Boycott

Kerrigan Smith

Why a bus boycott?

On Dec 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, an African-American, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as local law required. She was arrested. A few days later the black community in Montgomery began a bus boycott, for the racist acts of the local law.

Map & Details

Thursday, Dec. 1st 1955 at 3:30pm

Montgomery, AL, United States

Montgomery, AL

Without taking the bus, they would have to walk or somehow catch a ride with someone else. Also for the first few days of the boycott black taxi companies helped transport former bus riders.
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Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, who the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
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Martin Luther King JR

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

My View On The Boycott

If that were me in 1955, i would have most likely done the same thing. I have so much respect for Rosa, for sticking up for her self that took alot. She went to jail over it, but she also made a huge impact on Montgomery. She had people making Boycotts just for her, thats giving up there ride and most likely walking just for her to help prove a point and stand up for her.