Bus boycott

While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people.  These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive.  Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.

Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle - The Daily Beast Woman boycotting Montgomery buses Montgomery, Alabama, December 1955 Photograph by Don Cravens

The No. 2857 bus on which Rosa Parks was riding on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama when she was arrested for her refusal to give up her seat to a white person which sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

This is the bus Rosa Parks was riding when she refused to move seats for a white man. Soon after, a bus boycott took effect and was one of many tactics used by civil rights organizations.

Today as part of African American History Month we honor the pioneering and courageous spirit of Claudette Colvin.  Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous bus boycott, Colvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.  She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school.   An outstanding teenager

Nine months before Rosa Parks’ famous bus boycott, Colvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school. A courageous teenager.

Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine

On Dec. 5, 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, one of the most powerful stories of organizing and social change in U.S. history. Yet many people still associate it with an isolated act by Rosa Parks. Out of Montgomery’s 50,000 African American residents, 30,000-40,000 participated in the boycott. For 381 days, they walked, bicycled or car-pooled, depriving the bus company of a substantial portion of its revenue. ©Don Cravens/Time Life/Getty Images.

On December 1955 The Montgomery Bus Boycott began, and lasted 381 days putting the Montgomery Bus Company in financial ruin, I Hope.

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, leading to her arrest and sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.

1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot | The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery …

April 4 is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the deliverer of...

Remembering the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jarvis DeBerry

Martin Luther King Webquest -- January is Martin Luther King Day and February is Black History Month. Perhaps, you may find a webquest I developed on Martin Luther King of value to use during this time. (Continue behind the link.

Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., were part of the group that led the bus boycott.

Rosa Parks and Dr., were part of the group that led the bus boycott.

Rosa Parks being booked for refusing to give up her seat to a white man

On Dec 1 Mrs.Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus and was arrested. On Dec the US Supreme Court ruled that segration on city bus lines is unconstitutional.

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