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Montgomery, 1955 : Rosa Parks, MLK, and the boycott that changed the South

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Title:Montgomery, 1955 : Rosa Parks, MLK, and the boycott that changed the South

Web site exhibit of materials relating to the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. The site includes a copy of the Montgomery city code that required segregation on the buses and that gave power to bus drivers to arrest passengers; an image of the bus Rosa Parks was on when she was arrested and a diagram of where she was sitting; a police report from Parks' arrest, a copy of her fingerprint card, and her mug shot; newspaper articles and Montgomery Improvement Association flyers about the boycott; and images of commemorative materials.

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Types:instructional materials | articles | fliers (printed matter) | newspapers | legal documents | reports | identification photographs | photographs | web sites | timelines (chronologies) | interactive resource | Text
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | Nixon, Edgar Daniel | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | 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 | Direct action--Alabama--Montgomery | Nonviolence--Alabama--Montgomery | Race discrimination--Alabama--Montgomery | Race relations | Montgomery (Ala.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery | Law--Alabama--Montgomery | Montgomery Improvement Association | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery, 32.36681, -86.29997 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143
Institution:IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Contributors:IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Persistent Link to Item:http://blogs.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/exhibits/montgomery-1955/