During demonstrations in Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr. took perhaps the most fateful decision made during the civil rights era
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and its legacy
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A century after passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, many Southern blacks still were denied the vote. In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr, set out to change that—by marching through the heart of Alabama.
When one weary woman refused to be harassed out of her seat in the bus, the whole shaky edifice of Jim Crow began to totter