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Montgomery Bus Boycott
8 months ago
The Women's Political Council (WPC) meets with Montgomery mayor W. A. Gayle to outline their recommended changes for the Montgomery bus system.
Claudette Colvin arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman.
Black leaders in Montgomery, including E. D. Nixon, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr., meet with city officials to discuss bus seating requirements.
Mary Louise Smith arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman.
Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.
Dr. King's home is bombed. In response, Dr. King calls for peaceful protest rather than violent action.
E. D. Nixon's home is bombed.
Dr. King is indicted as a leader of the boycott and ordered to pay $500 or serve 386 days in jail.
The Supreme Court upholds the district court ruling, and strikes down laws requiring racial segregation on buses. The MIA resolves to end the boycott only when the order to desegregate is officially implemented.
Montgomery's buses are officially desegregated. The MIA ends the boycott.
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