Bus Boycott

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Bus Boycott

1st December 1955 - Rosa Park arrested on Bus

Montgomery WPC hold 1 day boycott

Black citizens refused to use public transport - companies lose money

Montgomery White Citizens Council led organised opposition

Leaders arrested

MIA took issue to federal courts - unconstitutional

Court accepted but city officials appealed and case went to supreme Court

Nov 1956 - Supreme Court upheld decision = successful boycott

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