What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest movement that began when Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man. The Montgomery buses had segregated seating, and by law, if all of the white section was full, a white person could force an African American person to give up their seat. Rosa refused, and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Rosa was also secretary for the local NAACP chapter, who realized that most of the Montgomery bus riders were black. A boycott was organized and began on December 5, 1955. People arranged car pools, rode bikes, walked to work, and did whatever they did to avoid riding the buses. The boycott ended on Dec. 10, 1956, after a city ordinance was finally passed that desegregated the buses. Look here for more information: