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Bus Boycott of Montgomery was the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, which was sparked by the arrest of forty-three year old seamstress Rosa Parks, when she refused to give her seat up to a white passenger standing on a segregated city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 5, 1955, and ended December 20, 1956. The Bus Boycott led to the Three hundred and eighty-one- Day Montgomery bus boycott, and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Rosa Parks once stated “when the policeman approach me, one of them spoke and asked me if the driver had asked me to stand, and I said yes. He said, Why don’t you stand up? I said I don’t think I should have to stand up.’ And I asked him, ‘why do you push us around?’ He said, ‘I do…show more content…
All four- black people that were asked to stand stood up and gave their seat up except Parks, because she was tired of being pushed around, and she believe in “first come first serve.” She also had been working all day doing her job, which was for white people tending to their clothes. Parks and other African-Americans’ have had plenty of issues before with the racist bus driver James Fred Blake. James Blake always used expletive language against black people, and tried to make them obey what he said. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a 13- month mass protest that ended with the United States Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. Martin Luther King Jr, a African-American leader, encouraged his fellow African-American people to come together. Martin Luther King Jr. and the leaders of the local black community organize a bus boycott and had a noncooperation protest march for Parks when she was convicted of violating the segregation Jim Crow Laws, because Parks was an innocent NAACP member Montgomery started her a protest they felt that no African American should be treated any different due to the color of their skin. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was important, because it led to African Americans protesting for…show more content…
Black communities, even organized a car-pooling so that every African-American can get to their destination, instead of having to ride the bus; which led to the ruling that declared segregation on the buses unconstitutional. The protest challenged the policy of bus segregation. On the day of the Parks had to attend court almost whole black community did not ride the busses at all. The protest hurt the bus systems, because more African Americans ride the buses to where they have to go than white people therefore, most of the income for the buses decreased when black riders stop riding the bus until they won equal rights just as whites. On December 13, 1955 no African American Negro rode the segregated bus they carpool, walk, cancel plans, or used any type of way except ride the bus to get to their destination. African Americans were trying to lead, to show how non-violent their protest could be by marching, and stop riding the bus. After the Three hundred and eighty-one- Days of boycotting, the negro bus riders went to the Supreme Court to protest that it was not legal to separate blacks from whites on public transportation, so the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to separate people based
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