Daybreak of Freedom

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Stewart Burns

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882917

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Montgomery bus boycott was a formative moment in twentieth-century history: a harbinger of the African American freedom movement, a springboard for the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., and a crucial step in the struggle to realize the American dream of liberty and equality for all. In Daybreak of Freedom, Stewart Burns presents a groundbreaking documentary history of the boycott. Using an extraordinary array of more than one hundred original documents, he crafts a compelling and comprehensive account of this celebrated year-long protest of racial segregation. Daybreak of Freedom reverberates with the voices of those closest to the bus boycott, ranging from King and his inner circle, to Jo Ann Robinson and other women leaders who started the protest, to the maids, cooks, and other 'foot soldiers' who carried out the struggle. With a deft narrative hand and editorial touch, Burns weaves their testimony into a riveting story that shows how events in Montgomery pushed the entire nation to keep faith with its stated principles.

A White Preacher's Memoir

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Robert S. Graetz

Publisher: River City Pub

ISBN: 9781579660154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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In 1955, a young white minister was sent to pastor an all-black church in Alabama. When the famous bus boycott began, he was the only white preacher supporting it. His home was bombed, he and his family were threatened, but he stayed the course.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Teresa Noel Celsi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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A brief biography of the black woman in Montgomery, Alabama, whose experiences with segregation led to her role in the early days of the civil rights movement.

The Thunder of Angels

The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow

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Author: Donnie Williams,Wayne Greenhaw

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556526768

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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The heroism of those involved in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott is presented here in poignant and thorough detail. The untold stories of those, both black and white, whose lives were forever changed by the boycott are shared, along with a chilling glimpse into the world of the white council members who tried to stop them. In the end, the boycott brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to prominence and improved the lives of all black Americans. Based on extensive interviews conducted over decades and culled from thousands of exclusive documents, this behind-the-scenes examination details the history of violence and abuse on the city buses. A look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s trial, an examination of how black and white lawyers worked together to overturn segregation in the courtroom, and even firsthand accounts from the segregationists who bombed the homes of some of Montgomery's most progressive ministers are included. This fast-moving story reads like a legal thriller but is based solely on documented facts and firsthand accounts, presenting the compelling and never-before-told stories of the beginning of the end of segregation.

They Walked to Freedom 1955-1956

The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Kenneth M. Hare

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1596700106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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In the early 1950s, Rosa Parks--who was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, and worked as a seamstress most of her life--became active in the American Civil Rights Movement and worked as a secretary for the Montgomery branch of the NAACP. She also attended the Highlander Folk School, an education center for workers' rights and racial equality. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Parks refused to obey a public bus driver's orders to give up her seat in the "colored" section of the bus to a white man. She was arrested, tried, and convicted for disorderly conduct. Partially in response to her arrest, Martin Luther King, Jr., then a relatively unknown Baptist minister, led the yearlong Montgomery bus boycott, which forced the public transportation authority to end the practice of racial segregation on public buses. This event helped spark many other protests against segregation. Meanwhile, in 1956, Parks's case ultimately resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that segregated bus service was unconstitutional. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks' brave act of civil disobedience. The Montgomery Advertiser presents a tribute to Ms. Parks and the impact her stand against inequality had on civil rights, illustrated with rich stories and stunning photos from the archives of the Advertiser. The newspaper began publication in 1829 and was called the Planter's Gazette. It became the Montgomery Advertiser in 1833. By the turn of the century, the Advertiser was a major voice in Alabama. In 1903, R.F. Hudson, a young Alabama newspaperman, joined the staff of the Advertiser. He helped to lead the paper toward financial success, and by 1924 he owned 10% of the stock. In 1935, he bought itoutright and five years later he bought The Alabama Journal, a competitor. In 1963, the newspapers were purchased by Carmage Walls as the largest property in his growing list of Southern newspapers. Following the sale of papers to Multimedia, in 1968, this diversified communications company continued to upgrade the quality of the newspaper by adding skilled personnel and modern publishing equipment. In December 1995 Gannett Corporation merged with Multimedia. Together, the Advertiser and Journal have garnered more Pulitzer Prizes than have all other newspapers in Alabama combined.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

A Primary Source Exploration of the Protest for Equal Treatment

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Author: Allison Crotzer Kimmel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 149142043X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"The Montgomery Bus Boycott began when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. The campaign that followed was one of the most important protests against segregation in the United States. The boycotters stood up for their beliefs. Explore the points of view of the boycotters and the people who opposed them"--

The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs

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Author: David Aretha

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464612250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In Montgomery, Alabama, segregation was a way of life for African Americans. Rosa Parks, riding the bus after a long day of work, was tired of it. When the bus driver demanded Parks leave her seat for a white man, she refused. The police arrested her. Her courage ignited a boycott of Montgomery's buses, one of the great protests that sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Through dramatic primary source photographs, author David Aretha explores this pivotal moment in American history.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

A History and Reference Guide

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Author: Cheryl Fisher Phibbs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313358877

Category: History

Page: 166

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A revealing, comprehensive, and detailed account focusing on the people and personalities behind the Montgomery, Alabama, Bus Boycott in 1955–1956, which became the catalyst for a national civil rights movement. * More than 15 original documents, interviews, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings, editorials, sidebars, and commentaries from eyewitnesses to this history help connect the reader to a bygone era * An in-depth chronology that spans almost 95 years, highlighting important Civil rights events ranging from the 1863 Emmancipation Proclaimation to 1957 when the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed as a Civil Rights organization out of the boycott * Photos of the weekly mass meetings, boycott leaders, mug shots, and courtroom scenes lend a rich visual perspective to the era and history revealed * An extensive bibliography, sorted alphabetically for ease of use, offers details for further research * A detailed glossary of legal terms and federal amendments of the era, as well as highlights of key players and organizations instrumental in the boycott and the Civil Rights Movement

The Walking City

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956

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Author: David J. Garrow

Publisher: Carlson Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 636

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Journey Toward Justice

Juliette Hampton Morgan and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Mary Stanton

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032857X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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Morgan backed her words with action. As a New Deal Democrat, she worked to abolish the poll tax and establish a federal antilynching law. She rarely hesitated to appear in integrated settings, and years before the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, she was regularly confronting bus drivers over their mistreatment of black riders. Morgan's letters had consequences: she and the newspapers that published them were vilified and threatened. Although the trustees of the Montgomery Public Library, where Morgan worked, resisted pressure to fire her, a cross was burned in her yard, and friends, neighbors, former students, and colleagues shunned her.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Alan Pierce

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617861294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses defining moments in American history.

Freedom Walkers

The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442060302

Category:

Page: 114

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Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433974991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The Montgomery bus boycott was a pivotal event that launched the civil rights movement and helped transform American society. This epic tale of courage and peaceful resistance began with a simple "No" spoken by an African American seamstress. When Rosa Parks, exhausted after a long day at work, refused to give up her bus seat for a white man, she defied the strict segregation laws that made blacks second-class citizens. What followed was a test of courage and resolve that ultimately reshaped the nation. Using powerful illustrations and accessible text, this exciting graphic novel tells the story of actions, arrests, and the dramatic events that followed.

Stride Toward Freedom

The Montgomery Story

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Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285639010

Category: African Americans

Page: 272

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This classic story of nonviolent resistance in America--the Montgomery bus boycott--shows how much the movement can accomplish. King shares his inspirations for the resistance in a work that inspired many and will continue to bring hope for peaceful actions.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Integrating Public Buses

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Author: Jake Miller

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823962518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Depicts how the black community of Montgomery, Alabama, staged the 1955 boycott to end segregation on public buses, discussing the struggle in the context of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Dennis Brindell Fradin

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761446934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Students visit some of the most critical moments of United States history in this exciting new series. Each title brings the reader back in time to those defining moments and events, and provides a clear and concise description of what happened, the historical background of the situation, and why America changed because of that event. Full-color photographs and illustrations enhance the text, along with relevant sidebars that highlight and expand the topics and ideas in the text. a timeline at the end of each title places the turning point in context for the reader and provides a quick review of the important events that helped to shape the America we know today.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Connie Colwell Miller,Dan Kalal,Charles P. Henry

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736864954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A biography of Rosa Parks in graphic novel format.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Author: Rachel Tisdale

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477760563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Sparked by Rosa Parks's simple and heroic refusal to give up her seat, and led by the up-and-coming Martin Luther King Jr., the Montgomery Bus Boycott was an unlikely early victory in the Civil Rights Movement. Filled with engaging details about the boycott and its social and legal outcomes, this book illuminates one of the most dramatic chapters in American History.

The birth of the Montgomery bus boycott

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Author: Roberta Hughes Wright

Publisher: Roberta Hughes Wright

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 156

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Traces the events in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott which began in December, 1955, and changed the course of the Civil Rights movement