Montgomery Bus Boycott

What is a short summary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?


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The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest by the African-Americans about the buses in the Montgomery area.

The buses had a policy that white people sat at the front and African-Americans sat at the back. The African-Americans were angry because they couldn't walk through the White's 'zone' and that they had to pay at the front of the bus, get out of the bus and then get back in through a rear door. Sometimes the bus driver would drive away before they could get back in.

The start of it began when outrage occurred when Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for not giving up her seat for a white man. (She was next to the window, so there was space).

African-American Leaders got together and said to the African-American population to boycott (not use) the buses for a day, but it was more of a success than they thought it would be. The boycott lasted for 381 days (a bit more than a year), until the US Supreme Court said segregation on buses is unconstitutional and ordered a change.

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it was located in Montgomery AL.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott occurred in Montgomery, Alabama. It occurred from December 1, 1955 until December 20, 1956.

Dr. King was 26 years old when he led the Montgomery bus boycott.

Rosa Park sparked the Montgomery bus boycott by sitting at the front of a bus in violation of local laws in 1955.

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Rosa Parks boycott was named the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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The Montgomery bus boycott began on December 5, 1955 and ended December 20, 1956, 381 days later.

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The Montgomery bus boycott began December 5, 1955 and ended December 20, 1956, 381 days later.

Rosa Parks was arrest for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person sparked the Montgomery bus boycott

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The majority of bus riders were African Americans committed to the boycott.

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