Created by: Nautica Quinn, Gaohmong Xiong, and Jason Wright
Summary of Event The 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.
When? 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.
Where? Montgomery, Alabama The Montgomery City buses
Who was involved ? Rosa Parks being arrested started the idea for the boycott Ralph Abernathy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned the boycott of the buses 99% of the citys African Americans refused to ride the buses
What 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.
Additional 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.
Outcome December 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.
Created By: Nautica Quinn, Gaohmong Xiong and Jason Wright