? asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 10 years ago

Can you help me understand something in the following paragraph?

"AZUZ: Whether it's a week or a month, the goal is to honor African-American men and women and their contributions to American culture. Today, we are looking at the achievements of some female pioneers. Rosa Parks is known as "the mother of the civil rights movement." In 1955, she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Her protest eventually led to the Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott, a significant milestone in the fight for civil rights."

I want to know the meaning of:

1-Montgomery

2-Bus Boycott

This paragraph is from CNN news and the link for it is:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/studentnews/02/18/t...

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  • 10 years ago
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    Montgomery is a city in Alabama. The bus boycott was part of the civil rights movement. African Americans refused to use the buses until the bus company allowed African Americans to sit wherever they wanted, not just in the back of the bus. The idea was that if the bus company would lose enough business/revenue, then it would change its policy to get back that revenue stream.

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