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December 5, 1955: Montgomery Bus Boycott

                                                                    

The Montgomery Improvement Association, with twenty-six-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. as its president, organized a year-long boycott that led the Alabama Supreme Court to declare segregation in public transportation unconstitutional. The boycott, which compelled participants to either walk or form car pools, nearly bankrupted the local bus company, since the majority of its customers were black.

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boycotts

Freedom Rides

http://www.wmich.edu/politics/mlk/tm.html

http://socsci.colorado.edu/~jonesem/montgomery.html