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Schools, Busing, Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Movement 
1956, Issue 14

The 1950s was a time of economic stability and improved living standards, with a decline in rural population and the growth of cities. For black people, the early Fifties marked the beginning of an all out legal assault on segregation. The NAACP led the battle, declaring that segregation was a form of discrimination that could no longer be tolerated. Autherine Lucy became a national heroine bravely attempting to attend the University of Alabama. Black attorneys in the South, like Arthur Shores in Alabama, worked tirelessly to challenge segregation. In 1954, Thurgood Marshall successfully argued against segregation before the Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board of Education. Martin Luther King, Jr., was emerging as a national leader. The Montgomery bus boycott marked a turning of the tide in the battle for civil rights. For the first time, a mass effort by black people to win equality was successful. In 1958, Congress passed the first Civil Rights Bill since Reconstruction.

Topics in this Issue
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Autherine Lucy Expelled
  • Ralph Bunch and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Martyrs for freedom: Emmett Till
  • Thurgood Marshall and Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Civil Rights beginnings
  • Black attorneys in the South
  • Negro History Week in New York
  • Sidney Bechet

Black Chronicle

Issue 14

Montgomery Bus Boycott