Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Formed in New York City by white and Black activists, partially in response to the ongoing violence against African Americans around the country.
  • Rosa Parks Joins NAACP

    Rosa Parks Joins NAACP
    Her husband, Raymond, had been a member for almost 10 years at this point, but Rosa joined and was elected to Secretary of Montgomery's NCAAP chapter in the very same meeting.
  • Rosa Parks Arrest

    Rosa Parks Arrest
    Rosa Parks was sitting in a seat on a bus that was not designated for "colored people". She was asked to move, refused and was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law.
  • Boycott Start

    Boycott Start
    Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proposed a citywide boycott against racial segregation
  • Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)

    Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
    Established in Montgomery, Alabama as a grassroots movement to fight for civil rights for African Americans and specifically for the desegregation of the buses in Alabama's capitol city.
  • Supreme Court Ruling

    Supreme Court Ruling
    Montgomery federal court ruled that the bus segregation violated the 14th amendment
  • Boycott End

    Boycott End
    Montgomery’s buses were integrated and the boycott ended with the ruling in the Browder v. Gayle case
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    Establish in Atlanta, GA by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to help with institutional framework supporting local protest movements.