The Civil Rights Movement and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

While a lot of African Americans had been campaigning for equal rights for decades previously, the Civil Rights Movement truly started to gain traction in the 1950s. The 50s were a time of economic expansion in America which saw the white middle class grow in size and highlight the widening gap between the different classes.

The movement was defined by several acts of non-violent protest and civil disobedience. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King were among many key figures to lead such demonstrations as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Montgomery marches.

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