Montgomery Bus Boycott

Boycott

In December of 1955 Rosa Parks and officer of the NAACP refused to give up her seat at the front of the bus to a white man. After being told several times by the bus driver to move to the back of the bus and refusing she got arrested. Since she got arrested it sparked a boycott. Martin Luther King Junior lead the bus boycott.

“It was certainly time for somebody to stand up, so i refused to move.”- Rosa Parks

African Americans started finding other modes of transportation, and walking was the main one. African Americans didn’t ride the buses for 381 days. After all that time and boycotting the Supreme court ruled the segregated buses as unconstitutional.

Martin Luther King sat at the front of the bus and said, “It was a great ride.”

I can’t believe that African Americans stopped taking the bus and started walking everywhere. I can’t imagine walking everywhere I needed to go for 381 days. That’s just insane!

Work Cited:

Danzer, Gerald A. “Taking on Segregation.” The Americans: Reconstruction through the 20th Century. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1999. 700-01. Print.

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