Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was an important episode in the U.S. civil rights movement. The campaign began when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The boycott resulted in the Supreme Court ruling that Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses was unconstitutional.

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What made the Montgomery bus boycott so important?

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what made the montgomery bus boycott was the bus didnt have money to pay for gas after the boycott so the bus got shut down and because it was peaceful
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What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

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The Montgomery Bus Boycott, which took place from Dec. 5, 1955, to Dec. 20, 1956, was a civil rights protest during which many African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to challenge the segregated seating laws. The boycott came four days after Rosa Parks was famously arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., proved to be very effective, and on June 5, 1956, a U.S. District Court ruled in Browder v. Gayle that Alabama’s racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld this decision on appeal.
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Whose actions sparked the Montgomery bus boycott?

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Rosa Parks was arrest for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person sparked the Montgomery bus boycott
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How did the Montgomery Bus Boycott propel Martin Luther King Jr to fame?

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It was mainly Rosa Parks that got famous from that!
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How did the Montgomery bus boycott affect civil rights movement?

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it showed Black Americans that they could achieve an effective peaceful protest and this was also the rise of Martin Luther-King