Montgomery Bus Boycott

By:Daphne Pinkard, Allie Lovrich, Zachary Dillon, J.W Colley

Fun Facts:

  • One of the first leaders of the bus boycott was Jo Ann Robinson who stayed up all night after Rosa Parks was arrested and made copies of a flyer to hand out about the Bus Boycott.
  • E.D. Dixon was president of the local NAACP at the time. He was one person who helped to select Martin Luther King Jr. as the leader of the Bus Boycott
  • African Americans churches across the U.S.A. gave shoes to the Boycotters who shoes that were wearing out while walking.

Information

The Montgomery Bus Boycott


The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the major events in the Civil Rights Movement. On December 1, 1955 a lady named Rosa Parks was going home from work on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was sitting in the closest seat for the black people. But eventually the bus was starting to fill up. Then the bus driver told Rosa to give up her seat to a white person. She refused to give up her seat to a white person. She was tired of being treated like she was a second class person. Then she was arrested and given a $10 fine which equals $88.58. Other people have been arrested because of this, but it was Rosa’s that sparked a protest against segregation. Civil Rights leaders and ministers got together to create a day to boycott the buses. That day was December 5th. One major leader was Martin Luther King Jr. They planned the meeting at Martin Luther King Jr’s church.

Some pictures of the Bus Boycott

People involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Here's some people involved

  • Rosa Parks
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jo Ann Robinson
  • Virginia Durr
  • E.D. Nixon
  • T.J. Jemison
  • Johnnie Carr