S: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
BC: FREEDOM | RIGHTS | EQUALITY | MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT
FC: The Montgomery Bus Boycott | By Hilarie Mains and Julia Veitinger
1: The laws stated that we had to sit in the back of the bus, but if the white section of the bus was full, we would have to get up and give them our seats. That was the law we were going to try to change. | Bus Ticket Blacks in back
2: When Rosa Parks, a good friend of mine, refused to give up her seat she was arrested and put in jail. | Blacks- Don't ride the bus
3: When E.D. Nixon heard that Parks had been arrested, he called the police to find out why. He was told that it was none of his business. He asked Clifford Durr who easily found out that Parks had been arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Nixon went to the jail and posted bond for Parks. Then he told her, "Mrs. Parks, with your permission we can break down segregation on the bus with your case." She talked it over with her husband and her mother, then agreed. This was the start of the case for our freedom. | White Black
4: This was the start of our boycott. We would not ride the buses anymore. We used carpools, walked and rode our bikes to where ever we needed to go.
6: "My feets is weary, but my soul is rested." Mother Pollard | People were very motivated to follow through with this...
7: "The only tired I was , was tired of giving in." Rosa Parks
8: We elected Mr. King as our leader. When we later voted if we would like to continue our boycott, the vote was unanimously yes. | So we continued our boycott | Yes No
9: King said that '‘Mrs. Parks was ideal for the role assigned to her by history,’’ and because ‘‘her character was impeccable and her dedication deep-rooted’’ she was ‘‘one of the most respected people in the Negro community’’.
10: Other women were arrested to. Jo Ann Robinson put plans for a one-day boycott into action. She helped to organize rides for them and helped carry the boycott.
11: After 13 long months of mass protests. it ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional. | We could now sit where we wanted to on the bus.
12: We believe that the boycott "helped to launch a 10-year national struggle for freedom and justice, the Civil Rights Movement, that stimulated others to do the same at home and abroad."
13: In 1958, "Stride Toward Freedom", King’s memoir of the boycott, he declared the real meaning of the Montgomery bus boycott to be the power of a growing self-respect to animate the struggle for civil rights. And we agreed.