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How long was the Montgomery bus boycott planned to last?

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April 05, 2011 3:13PM

The boycott was originally intended to be a one-day protest, beginning and ending on December 5, 1955, but there was so much participation Martin Luther King and the other leaders decided to continue until the buses were integrated. The boycott ended December 20, 1956, after the Supreme Court declared segregation in public transportation unconstitutional and the District Court issued an order mandating desegregation of the city buses.