Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station

Spring 2021

“montgomery greyhound bus station”

leah cobb

In order to maintain a continuous developing society, it is important that we continue refusing the unacceptable norms that have been set by the bigots of society.

Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station was a huge part (site) for the movement for change. The freedom riders were attacked by mob at this station. Repercussions of that day brought civil rights struggles the air and brought international attention.

It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn’t get up.”

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