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December 21, 1956

THE DETROIT NEWS, December 29, 1956 

* Black pregnant woman Rosa Jordan shot dead
* Martin Luther King Jr. becoming known
* Montgomery, Alabama bus segregation ending

A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation throughout the country, doing much to create defiant reactions throughout the South. The new law went into effect on Dec. 21st.
The front page has a two column heading: "Negro Bus Rider Shot in Alabama"
Page 7 has a two column heading: "Montgomery Pastor Tells of Bus Boycott" with small photo of a young King.
These events were Martin Luther King's introduction to the national stage for the Civil Rights cause. A significant issue in the early Civil Rights movement.
Complete with 20 pages, binding holes along the spine causes minimal text loss, generally in good condition.

Note: On December 28, 1956, barely one week after the Montgomery Bus Boycott had ended and the busing system in Montgomery was finally integrated, sniper gunshots struck Rosa Jordan, a 22-year-old Black woman who was 8 months pregnant, as she rode an integrated bus through a Black neighborhood.
From December 1, 1955, until December 20, 1956, Black residents of Montgomery, Alabama, boycotted the city bus system to protest their poor treatment on the racially segregated buses. Participants faced threats, violence, and harassment, but were ultimately victorious in December 1956 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled bus segregation unconstitutional in Browder v. Gayle.

Category: The 20th Century