Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
“Don’t Ride the Bus,” the Montgomery bus boycott begins
December 05, 2011

Today marks the 56th anniversary of the beginning of the Montgomery bus boycott. Initially planned as a one day boycott of Montgomery’s buses, in response to the arrest and conviction of Rosa Parks on December 1, the boycott far exceeded the organizer's expectations and continued for the next year. Dr. King was unanimously elected chairman of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association and spoke to an over-flowing crowd at Holt Street Baptist Church on the evening of December 5th. Included in our Encyclopedia article is Dr. King’s speech, the minutes recording the formation of the MIA and many more documents related to the Montgomery bus boycott.

Montgomery Bus Boycott
MIA Mass Meeting
MIA Meeting Minutes

Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Copyright Information  |  The King Center  |  RSS