Montgomery bus boycott

Montgomery bus boycott

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  • Rosa Parks was jailed for refusing to give up her seat to the white Americans on the bus
  • Don't ride the bus today, don't ride it for freedom
  • The law was that 'blacks' were to only sit at the black of the bus and never the front and 'white' people could sit at the front but can also take the back seats if there were no more seats left
  • When Martin Luther King heard of Rosa Parks imprisonment, he was enraged and gathered African Americans to boycott the city's buses
  • This action causes bus companies to experience major financial loss
  • In November1956, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the MIA’s case for desegregation. The boycottended on 20 December 1956, when the bus companies agreed to allow all bus travellersthe same rights to any vacant seats.
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