Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The beginning of the end of segregation

On Nov. 13, 1956, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling that found the segregated bus laws in Montgomery, Ala., to be unconstitutional. The city of Montgomery, Alabama's bus system forced blacks to sit at the back of the bus and, if all the seats were taken, give up their seats to whites. It began with the arrest of a 15 year old, Claudette Colvin, and culminated with tthe arrest of Rosa Parks. The rest is history...

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