Presentation on theme: "Montgomery Bus Boycott"— Presentation transcript:
1Montgomery Bus Boycott Created by:Nautica Quinn, Gaohmong Xiong, and Jason Wright
2Summary of EventThe civil rights movement was a time when African Americans decided to take a stand for equal rights. In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a bus boycott was started because black people could not sit in the same place as whites on the buses. Black people decided we are not going to take this, so they took a stand.
3When?December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks Sat in the first row of the colored section of the city bus, she refused to give up her seat and was arrested.December 5,1955 was the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
4The Montgomery City buses Where?Montgomery, AlabamaThe Montgomery City buses
5Who was involved?Rosa Parks being arrested started the idea for the boycottRalph Abernathy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned the boycott of the buses99% of the city’s African Americans refused to ride the buses
6What was the Purpose?African Americans wanted and demonstrated for equal rights by refusing to ride the city buses to desegregate buses allowing people to sit wherever they wanted.
7Additional Facts The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days. Instead of riding on buses people walked to work or rode their bikes. Carpools were created for the elderly.The bus company lost thousands of dollars due to the boycott.
8OutcomeDecember 20, 1956 segregated busing was declared unconstitutional and the boycott ended.The boycott put Martin Luther King Jr. in a national spotlight and made him the acknowledged leader of civil movement.
9Created By: Nautica Quinn, Gaohmong Xiong and Jason Wright