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One of the events that caught my attention from Eyes on the Prize was the Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott gave me a clearer aspect of the Civil Rights Movement as a whole If it were not for this movement there would be a lack of freedom to this dayThe Montgomery Bus Boycott marked the end of segregation in Montgomery This movement started on December 1 1995 when Rosa Parks was arrested for not standing and letting a white bus rider take her seat It was an established rule in the Montgomery that African-American riders had to sit in the back Blacks were also expected to surrender their seat to a white bus rider if it was needed Rosa Parks however broke these rulesDr Martin Luther King Jr was pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery He and other African-American community leaders felt a protest of some kind was needed A meeting was called and a large crowd came to the church to hear his words Dr King told the crowd that the only way they could fight back would be to boycott the bus companyOn the morning of December 5 the African-American residents of the city refused to use the buses Most walked those few with cars arranged rides for friends and strangers some even rode mules Only a small number of African-Americans rode the bus that dayThe boycott continued for over a year It eventually took the United States Supreme Court to end the boycott On November 13 1956 the Court declared that Alabamas sate and local laws requiring segregation on buses were illegal On December 21 1956 Dr King and Rev Glen Smiley a white minister shared the front seat of a public bus The boycott had lasted 381 days and was a successI believe that Rosa Parks was one of the strongest women in this movement Her courage and independence started freedom and equality through the south
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