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See full story of Montgomery Bus Boycott in images
Churches played a key role in organizing the boycott. Here, Martin Luther King, Jr. is encouraging churchgoers to continue the boycott. 1956. Source: Dan Weiner, courtesy of Sandra Weiner.
Rosa Parks being fingerprinted after her arrest for disorderly conduct in Montgomery in February 1956. Parks and several other city residents were arrested for their participation in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a key early campaign of the civil rights movement.