Martin Luther King, Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955
Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a bus sitting with black and white Americans.
This photo was most likely taken during Martin Luther King's earlier days. Specifically, in 1955 when the Montgomery Bus Boycott was well underway.
According to wikipedia, in March 1955, a fifteen year old schoolgirl names Claudette Colvin broke the Jim Crow laws which required black American's to give up their bus seat to a white American. Dr. King was on the Birmingham African-American committee that looked into the case. However, the committee decided to pass backing this political opportunity due to Claudette's unwed pregnant status, and waited for the next instance which occurred on December 1st, 1955 with Rosa Parks. ... show more