Rosa Parks booking photo. She was prosecuted along with Martin Luther King, Jr and 91 others for starting the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Rosa Parks booking photo. She was prosecuted along with Martin Luther King, Jr and 91 others for starting the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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On Dec. 5, 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. It is one of the most powerful stories of organizing and social change in U.S. history. Out of Montgomery’s 50,000 African American residents, 30,000-40,000 participated in the boycott. For 381 days, they walked or bicycled or car-pooled, depriving the bus company of a substantial portion of its revenue.

On Dec. 5, 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. It is one of the most powerful stories of organizing and social change in U.S. history. Out of Montgomery’s 50,000 African American residents, 30,000-40,000 participated in the boycott. For 381 days, they walked or bicycled or car-pooled, depriving the bus company of a substantial portion of its revenue.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins | African American Registry.....Montgomery Bus-Boycott starts

The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins | African American Registry.....Montgomery Bus-Boycott starts

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November 13, 1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.    The National City Lines bus, No. 2857, on which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested (a GM "old-look" transit bus, serial number 1132), is now a museum exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.

November 13, 1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The National City Lines bus, No. 2857, on which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested (a GM "old-look" transit bus, serial number 1132), is now a museum exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.

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Civil Rights Mug Shots: Heroes Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott And Freedom Rides - Flashbak

Civil Rights Mug Shots: Heroes Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott And Freedom Rides - Flashbak

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Leaflet distributed calling for bus boycott on day of Rosa Parks trial

Leaflet distributed calling for bus boycott on day of Rosa Parks trial

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