Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on the montgomery bus boycott critique Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! When white men entered the bus, the driver of the bus ordered Mrs. Parks to move to the back of the bus. Mrs. Parks refused to do so and was arrested by the police. One of the leaders of the black community at that time was the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. who, with other black leaders, saw this incident as the perfect opportunity to protest Montgomery’s segregation laws (Koeller 1996).
The Montgomery Improvement Association was formed during the evening of the day the protest began (December 5, 1955) electing the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as a president. A protest was organized by the black leaders on a massive scale. Forty thousand hand flyers were printed and handed out. Over 90 percent of the usual black bus riders did not ride the city buses. Leaders of the protest were harassed by white reactionaries, sometimes violently. Those protesters riding in carpools were harassed by police (Koeller 1996).
In November of 1956, the US Supreme court declared that segregation on public buses was unconstitutionally ending the boycott. The boycott made Martin Luther King a national figure giving him a leadership position in the civil rights movement and demonstrated that nonviolent protest could be successful. This event shaped the course of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s (Koeller 1996).
The city of Montgomery had no problem with having such a segregation law. Therefore, since blacks were the victims of the segregation ordinance, I expected to find differences in the way the incident was reported depending on who was telling the story.
People are diverse. Newspapers are diverse. The differences between mainstream reporting and the reporting of the African American press is not strictly a black and white issue, so to speak. A common theme that does differentiate between the two, however, is that blacks felt the issue deeply and emotionally while the mainstream press, not being personally affected, for the most part, by the segregation laws reported more on .a factual basis.