Monday, January 20, 2014

Montgomery Rules!

For those who might have thought that the Montgomery Bus Boycott came about because of the energy caused by the indignity of the racism black people experienced have no idea how strategic this was. 

The boycott lasted from December 5, 1955 to December 20, 1956. A monumental triumph of social, political and spiritual will. It ended when the Supreme Court declared that segregation on the buses was unconstitutional. It was a major blow to segregation and the beginning of the modern day civil rights movement.

As Montgomery blacks prepared themselves for a new day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the leaders of the Montgomery bus boycott , wisely gave instructions to the 42,000 black people who regarding how to peacefully re-engage now that the fight was over.

Below is the handout that went to blacks throughout the city. It showed this battle for freedom was a total moral victory!

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