Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Rosa Parks Papers," between 1956 and 1959
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956. Four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested and fined for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man.
Transcript of the Rosa Parks Meeting Poster
- How did Rosa Parks stand up against the oppression of segregation?
- What is a bus boycott?
"Rosa Parks Papers," between 1956 and 1959. Courtesy of Library of Congress