After Rosa sat: The genius and success of the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Decades before the “sharing economy,” African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama used Rosa Parks’ arrest to organize a sophisticated city transit system that made the bus boycott a success and became a symbol of the power of collective action for the Southern civil rights struggle. Image: <img height=”668″ alt=”&lt;p&gt;National City Lines bus No. 2857, which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested. Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a monumental 381-day organizing campaign that navigated logistical challenges and survived white violence, demonstrating the power of African-American communities to force change in the South. (Photo: Wikipedia.)&lt;/p&gt; ” width=”1024″ src=”http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/Rosa_Parks_Bus.jpg?1449253023“> National City Lines bus No. 2857, which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested. Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a monumental 381-day organizing campaign that navigated logistical challenges and survived white violence, demonstrating the power of African-American communities to force change in the South. (Photo: Wikipedia.) Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: &lt;p>National City Lines bus No. 2857, which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested. Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a monumental 381-day organizing campaign that navigated logistical challenges and survived white violence, demonstrating the power of African-American communities to force change in the South. (Photo: Wikipedia.)&lt;/p> read more

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