This Day in Black History: Nov. 13, 1956

This Day in Black History: Nov. 13, 1956

U.S. Supreme Court rules segregation on Alabama buses unconstitutional.

Published November 13, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Alabama's laws that allowed segregation on public buses. The landmark decision was a result of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which African-Americans refused to ride public buses for more than a year in response to the arrest of civil rights luminary Rosa Parks. Parks famously refused to give up her seat in the front of a bus to a white man in 1955.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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