most often cited account of the beginning of the boycott is when
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger
and that her arrest sparked the planning and execution of the boycott.
The memoirs of Mrs. Jo Ann Robinson, Mrs. Parks, and Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. refute these accounts.
it is widely believed that the Montgomery movement was the first
effort to end unequal treatment on inner city transportation by
African-American women, however, history records show that women
fought those battles as early as 1850. Elizabeth Jennings Graham
in New York in1854, and Ida Wells Barnett, in Memphis, Tennessee
is also believed that the boycott ended segregated seating. Attorneys,
historians, and historical records point to the class action law
suit filed by the plaintiffs in Browder vs. Gayle is what ended
segregated seating and signaled the end of all segregation ordinances