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MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT. WRAP UP. Monday December 5, 1955. 90% of 40,000 – 50,000 Goals: Courteous treatment First-come, first served (Back and Front) Negro bus operators. ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION. African-American cabbies 300 cars ‘dispatch centers’ Walkers. The BATTLE.

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Montgomery bus boycott

MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT

WRAP UP


Monday december 5 1955

Monday December 5, 1955

  • 90% of 40,000 – 50,000

  • Goals:

    • Courteous treatment

    • First-come, first served (Back and Front)

    • Negro bus operators


Alternative transportation

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

  • African-American cabbies

  • 300 cars ‘dispatch centers’

  • Walkers


The battle

The BATTLE

  • Bombing of ED Nixon and MLK

  • 1921 Conspiracy Law ($500)

  • NAACP files suit – wins 2-1

  • Appeals to Supreme Court

  • November 12, 1956 Injunction

  • November 13, 1956 Decision


The battle1

The BATTLE

  • December 21, 1956 6:00 AM

  • January 1957 Violence:

    • Shots fired

    • 5 PM curfew

    • Churches and homes bombed

    • Eyes on the Prize


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