Publication Date: October 2010
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The story of the bus--and the passengers who changed history. Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1950s, bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the back. Bus #2857 was an ordinary public bus until a woman named Rosa Parks, who had just put in a long day as a seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights moment, led by a young minister named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose to walk rather than ride the buses in Montgomery. From the streets of Montgomery to its present home in the Henry Ford Museum, here is the remarkable story, a recipient of the Crystal Kite Award, of a bus and the passengers who changed history.
About the AuthorKittinger, while teaching her own children to read, she realized the critical role of emergent readers.
Steven Walker was a Principal Lecturer in social work in the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University. He has published eight other text books and over 50 International scholarly papers based on research in the field of social work, child protection and child and adolescent mental health. He is a registered social worker, a qualified systemic psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Social Workers and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.