Friday, December 02, 2005

'This was a movement of God'

Those were the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter Bernice King on Thursday, as Montgomery observed the 50th anniversary of the start of its bus boycott, the catalyst for countless other instances of brave activism during the ensuing civil rights movement. It's a shame that Rosa Parks wasn't still around for the observation, but her place as one of history's heroines became secure long ago.

You can learn all you ever wanted to know about the bus boycott at the Montgomery Advertiser's special commemorative website, which includes a free, searchable archive of articles from the era.


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