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A revealing, comprehensive, and detailed account focusing on the people and personalities behind the Montgomery, Alabama, Bus Boycott in 1955¿1956, which became the catalyst for a national civil rights movement. ¿ More than 15 original documents, interviews, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings, editorials, sidebars, and commentaries from eyewitnesses to this history help connect the reader to a bygone era ¿ An in-depth chronology that spans almost 95 years, highlighting important Civil rights events ranging from the 1863 Emmancipation Proclaimation to 1957 when the Southern Christian…mehr

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A revealing, comprehensive, and detailed account focusing on the people and personalities behind the Montgomery, Alabama, Bus Boycott in 1955¿1956, which became the catalyst for a national civil rights movement. ¿ More than 15 original documents, interviews, letters to the editor, newspaper clippings, editorials, sidebars, and commentaries from eyewitnesses to this history help connect the reader to a bygone era ¿ An in-depth chronology that spans almost 95 years, highlighting important Civil rights events ranging from the 1863 Emmancipation Proclaimation to 1957 when the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed as a Civil Rights organization out of the boycott ¿ Photos of the weekly mass meetings, boycott leaders, mug shots, and courtroom scenes lend a rich visual perspective to the era and history revealed ¿ An extensive bibliography, sorted alphabetically for ease of use, offers details for further research ¿ A detailed glossary of legal terms and federal amendments of the era, as well as highlights of key players and organizations instrumental in the boycott and the Civil Rights Movement