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What were the effects of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

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The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 was the result of careful planning. Those opposing segregation laws wanted to achieve three goals: that blacks not have to stand on buses when there were empty seats in "white" rows, that blacks not have to pay at the front of the bus and then leave and reenter through the back door, and that buses be required to stop at every corner in black neighborhoods, just as they did in white sections of town.

Several people arranged to be arrested to try to spark a boycott, but it was only after Rosa Parks's arrest for refusing to move to the back of a bus that a successful boycott was...

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