Montgomery Bus Boycott Research Paper

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* The Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating, took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. Rosa parks refused to give up her seat, it helped bring down the racists laws, it also helped Martin Luther king become one of the most important activists, several other women in fact had also been arrested for the same offence, in the last 12 months. Although Rosa Parks has often been seen as a woman with no history of civil rights activism during her arrest her and her husband were in fact active in the local chapter of the national association for the advanced of colored people and Rosa Parks was the secretary. During her arrest she chose a black leader called E.D Nixon who bailed her out of jail and was determined that she would be a high principled plaintiff in a legal challenge of racial segregation. The WPC or womens…show more content…
In a meeting with Mayor W. A. Gayle in March 1954, the council's members explained the changes they sought for Montgomery’s bus system which was that no one was to be standing over empty seats; an order that black individuals not be made to pay at the front of the bus and enter from the rear of the bus and would introduce a policy requiring buses to stop at every corner in black residential areas, the same as in white

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