Freedom Rides Essay

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Freedom Rides - Montgomery Bus Boycott The Beginning of the end. It’s all started December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks, a 40 year old black streamstress refused to give up her seat to a white man on her normal bus ride home. “The only tired I was, was tired of givin in” said Ms.Parks. Rosa parks was also a member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which played a huge role in the attempt to stop segregation. The NAACP were searching for that one person who could not only standup for their beliefs but stand up to the court system in a test trial. But before Rosa Parks had been selected there were two other women who had been arrested for the same ordeal, the two women also stood as candidates for this important role. Although the two women were used in the test trial none of the two women proved to be suitable for the test trial and there for Rosa had been chosen. After Ms.Parks had been arrested and taken to jail she was allowed one phone call, she then decided to make a call to her reverend E.B Nixon, who was the president of the NAACP in Montgomery, Alabama. The reverend soon made a phone call to the Washington NAACP who had then decided that they needed to “move on it today” the next few calls were made to a reverend A. Phillip Randolph and a reverend Martin L. King who had then also decided that they were going to host an 8O’clock meeting at a local Baptist church in Montgomery. They had also later that night confirmed that they were to hold a protest on December 5 which was the day or Rosa’s trial right in front of the court house. During the days that had passed flyers had been passed to almost every black elementary, junior high and high school in Montgomery, people were willing to spread the world as much as they could, there was going to be a protest and nothing could stop them. Banners were also posted on every bus

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