The small Alabama town where Claudette was born.
The central Alabama city which is the main setting of the book.
Claudette and many other blacks rode these to work and school in Montgomery.
Jim Crow Laws
The laws which imposed racial segregation in the American South.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
This is when Montgomery blacks refused to ride public transportation in Montgomery.
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s church where many Civil Rights meetings were held.
The Montgomery City Jail
Claudette spent time here just as many major Civil Rights leaders did.
The Civil Rights movement
The initiative for racial equality in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.
Browder v. Gale
The court case that ended bus segregation in Montgomery.
Brown v. Board of Education
The famous 1954 court case that ended racial segregation in public schools.
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