A number of festivities and events are being held in Montgomery to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Following her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, an African-American lady, was taken into custody. Her action sparked a year-long Black passenger boycott of the bus system and helped usher in the civil rights movement.
The segregated bus system was declared unlawful by the court as a result of the litigation Browder v. Gayle, which was brought on behalf of women who had also experienced mistreatment on city buses.
The activities will be publicized on mgmcityevents.com, the website for cultural events in Montgomery, Alabama. A concert, a unity walk, museum activities, lectures, and other activities were a few of the festivities from the previous year.
Near the location where Parks is thought to have boarded the bus, the city erected a statue of her in 2019.
(August 22, 2022, 4:27 PM ET) CORRECTION The number of years since the Montgomery Bus Boycott was instituted was incorrect in a previous edition of this article by The Associated Press. It is the 67th anniversary this year, not the 66th. A link to events from 2021 was also given, but it has already been corrected.
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