The Peak of the Civil Privileges Activity and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery bus boycott changed just how persons lived and reacted to
each other. The American civil rights movements started in the past, as early
as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery
together. The peak of the civil privileges movements came in the 1950's starting
with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights
movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and
love for your enemy.
"Love your enemies, we usually do not mean to like them as a pal or intimate. We
mean what the Greeks called agape-a disinterested take pleasure in for all mankind. This
love is our regulating ideal and much loved community our ultimate objective. As we
struggle here in Montgomery, we happen to be cognizant that people have cosmic companionship
and that the universe bends toward justice. We are shifting from the dark night
of segregation to the shiny daybreak of enjoyment, from the midnight of Egyptian
captivity to the glittering light of Canaan flexibility"