Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott
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  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • Rosa Parks sits
  • Get up!
  • Plessy v. Ferguson was an 1896 Supreme Court decision that was stemmed from an incident which an African American train passenger refused to sit in a car for blacks. The Supreme Court ruled a legal distinction between whites and blacks.
  • Montgomery Improvement Association
  • Laws known as Jim Crow laws were put in place that enforced racial segregation.
  • Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the Montgomery bus, furthermore getting arrested and fined.
  • Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968
  • A MIA, or Montgomery Improvement Association was formed by leaders: Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King, and Edgar Nixon. This campaign ended up successful.
  • The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954, and ended in 1968. The Civil Rights Movement runs from Montgomery to Memphis, starting from the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • The Civil Rights Movement ended in 1968, because of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was assassinated, which made 1968 a struggle.
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