The Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953: A Recaptured Past

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Title:The Baton Rouge bus boycott of 1953 : a recaptured past

Online exhibit about the 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Baton Rouge was the site of the first successful bus boycott of the 1950s. This event became a blueprint for the more publicized boycott to take place two years later in Montgomery, Alabama, and it set the stage for desegregation in the Deep South.

The exhibit includes photographs, an historical timeline, and the personal recollections of some of the major figures behind the Baton Rouge bus boycott.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Web sites | Oral histories | Transcripts | Timelines (chronologies) | Photographs | Black-and-white photographs | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Boycotts--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Buses--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Segregation in transportation--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Race discrimination--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Segregation--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African Americans--Civil rights--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African Americans--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights movements--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights demonstrations--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | African American civil rights workers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Civil rights workers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Baton Rouge (La.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Direct action--Louisiana--Baton Rouge | Race relations | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, 30.4507462, -91.154551 | United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, 30.5382396, -91.0956166
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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