African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery (with text supports)
In May 1954, the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama wrote a letter to the Mayor of Montgomery asking for changes that would make the city’s public bus system treat African-American riders with more fairness. The Women’s Political Council was founded in 1946 by a group of black professional women, many of them teachers. They worked to help African Americans register to vote as well as working to end segregation.
Creator | JoAnn Robinson
Item Type | Diary/Letter
Cite This document | JoAnn Robinson, “African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery (with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 18, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1835.