The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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The NAACP wanted to challenge segregation on the buses in the south. On December 1st 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and was arrested. Black community leaders demanded direct action - a boycott of the buses. The Montgomery Improvement Association was set up to organise it led by Martin Luther King Jr. They demanded passengers be seated on a first come first serve basis, still with African Americans at the back and whites at the front. On top of this they called for black drivers to be employed. The authorities refused them which resulted in the MIA taking action.

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