Montgomery Bus Boycott
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
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.
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".
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.