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|Title:||Montgomery Bus Boycott|
|Date:||2008 June 9|
Encyclopedia article about the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, which began with Rosa Parks's refusal to give her seat to a white man. Beginning in 1955, the 13-month nonviolent protest by the black citizens of Montgomery aimed to desegregate the city's public bus system, Montgomery City Lines. Its success led to a November 1956 Supreme Court decision overturning segregated transportation that was legalized by the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, an area left untouched by the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision to desegregate public schools.
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|Subjects:||Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | Durr, Virginia Foster | Durr, Clifford J. (Clifford Judkins), 1899-1975 | Nixon, Edgar Daniel | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Gray, Fred D., 1930- | Morgan, Juliette Hampton, 1914-1957 | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery | Boycotts--Alabama--Montgomery | Buses--Alabama--Montgomery | Passive resistance--Alabama--Montgomery | Nonviolence--Alabama--Montgomery | Race discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Montgomery Improvement Association | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights--Alabama--Montgomery | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.)|
|Collection:||Encyclopedia of Alabama|
|Institution:||Encyclopedia of Alabama|
|Contributors:||Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project) | Alabama Humanities Foundation | Auburn University | Merrill-Hall New Media|
|Online Publisher:||[Auburn, Ala.] : Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University | 2008-06-09|
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