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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.


Source | Clayborne Carson, et al, eds., The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader (New York: Penguin Books, 1991), 44-45; also from Historical Thinking Matters, http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/inquiry.php?sourceID=19&page=inquiry&moduleID=5&tab=resources.
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.

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