Montgomery Bus Boycott

By: Taylor Mountz

Purpose of the Boycott

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus and was arrested. This caused the Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. The purpose was to protest against segregated seating. The boycott lasted 381 days.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913. She was a civil rights activist who refused to give her bus seat to a white man. She was arrested and charged a fine for not giving up her bus seat. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white man helped start the Montgomery boycott.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister and a social activist. He led the Civil Rights Movement. He wrote a famous 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Map of Montgomery

When: December 1st, 1955

Where: Montgomery, AL

Other Options:

- Walk

- Ride a bike

- Carpools

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