How Did The Montgomery Boycott Impact The Civil Rights Movement

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On December 1, 1955, civil rights leaders asserted the local segregation laws by capitalizing Rosa Park 's refusal, in giving up her seat to a white man. The president of the Nation Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was E.D Nixon and the leader of the Women 's Political Council (WPC) was Jo Ann Robinson. The day of Park 's court hearing, the boycott of public buses in Montgomery began and continued for 381 days. On June 5, 1956, the Federal District Court decided that it was unconstitutional to have segregated bus seating. The Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded by advocating nonviolent protest, implementing the starting point in the fight for racial equality, and bringing various groups together through constructive…show more content…
The Montgomery boycott was a non-violent riot, that naturally discontinued the use of public busses to express the unequal treatment by the bus system, government, and community. Since December 5, 1955, 42,000 African Americans did not take the bus. Martin Luther King stated " you don 't get the Promised Land without going through the Wilderness" which means having courage to take the risk and fight for your freedom. African Americans did not share anything with the White Americans; from seats, to schools and restrooms to water fountains, meant they are "separate but equal." It was time to revolt, but in a Christian and nonviolent way. The Whites started to retaliate by bombing civil rights leaders homes, throwing stuff at the black busses, and arresting protesters. 28 people pledged they would go to jail over and over again. One factor of why the Montgomery Bus Boycott was successful, is that positive change is constructed with a nonviolent protest. On that day in December, Martin Luther King realized there will be a change in the way African Americans will be
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