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In His Own Words | December 5, 1955 | “The Montgomery Bus Boycott”


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King delivered The Montgomery Bus Boycott speech, one of his earlier major addresses, to a crowd of approximately 5,000 people, four days after the arrest of Rosa Parks. Here, he urges his audience to commit to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which would ultimately last over a year, ending when the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public busses is unconstitutional.

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