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Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery: Bus Boycott

Guide to the exhibits in the LWLC's Civil Rights Interactive Room

Recommended Books

Recommended Articles

Fairclough, Adam. “The Preachers and the People: The Origins and Early Years of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1955-1959.” The Journal of Southern History , Vol. 52, No. 3 (Aug., 1986), pp. 403-440

“Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education , No. 6 (Winter, 1994-1995), p. 18

About the Bus Boycott

  • Timeline 
    "Montgomery Bus Boycott Timeline." Montgomery Advertiser
  • Overview  
    "Bus Boycott." Encyclopedia of Alabama
  • Perspectives  
    "Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)." King Online Encyclopedia

MLK on Bus Boycott




Credit: Montgomery  County Sheriff's Office""

"Don't Ride the Bus"

Read the text from boycott leaflet at the Alabama Department of Archives & History website.  


Montgomery Advertiser Bus Boycott 

See the Montgomery Advertiser microfilm in the LWLC Special Collections (First Floor) 

Credit: Google Images

Credit: LWLC Archives

 MIA Ledger 

Montgomery Improvement Association 

See the MIA ledgers at the LWLC Archives (Second Floor)   





Oral Histories

Rev. Robert and Jean Graetz discuss being one of the few Whites who actively participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Attorny Fred Gray represented Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955.  

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