Nov. 13, 2017

November 13, 1956

On this day in history, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously upheld an Alabama lower court ruling that the Montgomery, Alabama transit system was in violation of the Constitution and the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, it held that segregated municipal buses was unconstitutional. The Montgomery Bus Boycott lead bt the Montgomery Improvement Association had its resounding victory. The first victory of mass protest in nearly of a half-century in the south. It began the modern civil rights movement that would eventually lead to the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the Voting Rights Bill of 1965. The movement also was the introduction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the voice of nonviolent civil disobedience. There was a time when black community individual and group sacrifice effectively shut down oppressive acts of injustice. This was a prime example of what can be accomplished if we as a people are united in a cause.