Rosa Parks And The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)

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The event that brought about the boycott took place on December 1, 1955. On this day, four African American passengers, including Rosa Parks, were asked to give up their seats on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, as per a city ordinance. Parks was the only one to refuse. Because of this, she was arrested and fined. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caught wind of this, he and a colleague organized the boycott of Montgomery 's bus system.
The boycott began four days after Parks 's arrest, on December 5. Approximately 40,000 African Americans walked, drove, or carpooled to work instead of taking a bus. That same day, the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was formed, with King being elected its president. They planned to keep the boycott

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