Get to the back of the bus! Give up your spot for this man, or you will be arrested!
You may do that.
The Start Of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
No riders today!
Are you getting on? I don't have all the time in the world!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Is the Leader of the Civil Rights Movement
Violence is only self defeating.We will fight back, with nonviolence!
Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat to the back of the bus for a white man to sit there. The driver threatened to arrest Rosa, and she just simply said: "You may do that." Later, Rosa was arrested.
Whites Realized This Protest Was Not Ending Soon
Rosa's refusal to move from her seat on the bus inspired the 381-day Montgomery bus boycott. When busses pulled up, African Americans shouted, "No riders today!"
A Turning Point For the Blacks
The blacks decided on a young preacher, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a peacful protester. He was a great public speaker. People said it was beautiful when he opened his mouth. He told the blacks to protest nonviolently, and was known as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
No More Segregation!
The Supreme Court has just struck down segregation!
After 7 weeks of walking, white people realized this protest was not ending anytime soon. Rosa Parks and others recieved death threats, and the Klu Klux Klan even burned down houses! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that even if they must recieve violence, they will not be violent because it is only self-defeating.
The Klu Klux Klan bombed a house two doors down from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s house. Tons of blacks gathered around, weapons in hand and the want to fight. King pulled up in his taxi and told the blacks to stop fighting. The African Americans started to sing, "Amazing Grace". This was a turning point for the blacks because it showed that even though whites tried to shoot them down, the blacks still stood without fighting.
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound..."
Please! Do not fight!
After the 381 day boycott, the blacks won the battle. At the end of the school day, the 11th grade teachers announced that the Supreme Court had just struck down segregation. Everyone applauded and cheered. The black people of Montgomery had won the battle between white and black.