Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice - Chapter 9-10/Epilogue, Browder v. Gale, Rage in Montgomery, History's Door Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9-10/Epilogue, Browder v. Gale, Rage in Montgomery, History's Door Summary

Chapter nine opens on May 11th, 1956. It is Claudette's court date. Her family takes her to the courthouse and she and Fred Gray are greeted by a large crowd of supporters. It was the 159th day since the Montgomery bus boycott began; the lawsuit gave the crowd hope. In the meanwhile, the segregationists continued to resist changing anything for the boycott. Many singled out Martin Luther King to blame for "stirring up trouble" and the like. He had been attacked several times. Segregationists had also used an obscure anti-boycott law to have many black leaders arrested, including King and Parks. The youngest of the three federal judges was Frank M. Johnson, a young man from Alabama who people assumed was on the side...

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