The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1956. Case Study. Rosa Parks. Enquiry Questions. What were the causes and consequences of the MBB? How important was the MBB in the history of the civil rights movement? How did MBB help to make Martin Luther King Junior a national figure?
1952: white woman in Montgomery accused a teenage black boy, JeremiahReeves of rape
1955: an event involving segregation on the city’s buses was the starting point of the first organised mass movement of Black American’s in 20th century America
Drivers made the black people pay the fare at the front, get off the bus and re-board at the back
6. Who was responsible for separating white and black people on the bus?
7. What powers did the bus driver have?