Bearing the Cross Setting & Symbolism

David Garrow
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a massive boycott of the public busing system in Montgomery, Alabama, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move from the grey area on board a public bus. The boycott lasted just over a year and resulted in a Supreme Court verdict declaring segregation on Montgomery's buses unconstitutional.

Lunch Counter Sit-ins

In 1960, a small group of Greensboro, North Carolina, college students decided to attempt to purchase a meal in a diner that only served whites. As a result of these students sitting at the counter all day and refusing to move until they were served, a much larger group of students joined them over the next few days, setting off the largest lunch counter sit-ins up to that point in the fight for civil rights. These sit-ins moved the Civil Rights Movement in a new direction, giving it...

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