Bus Boycott

Bus Boycott

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  • Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give her seat up to a white person.
  • The MIA is formed and Martin Luther King Jr. is elected as its president
  • we must change things
  • BUS BOYCOTT don't ride the buses!
  • The MIA decide to rally the black community to boycott bus services in order to achieve desegregation of the buses
  • the first day of the boycott is a success, an estimated 90-100% of the black community walks or drives and the buses are almost completely empty of black people
  • the MIA demand that the bus segregation laws be removed or the boycott will be continued
  • The government try to stop the boycott by fining the people carpooling, increasing taxi fares and arresting people for loitering and defiance etc. the boycott continues nonetheless
  • Speeding Fine: $30
  • the supreme court upholds district ruling and strikes down all laws requiring the desegregation of transportation after 381 days of boycotting
  • we won!!
  • yay!
  • what!?
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