What started the Civil Rights Movement? When did a young Martin King become a leader? How did we earn the rights to shop, travel and even vote that we have today?
It took one frustrated seamstress to bring a city to its knees. Her simple, weary defiance emboldened a city and uncovered America’s racist underbelly. It fueled the combined efforts of a people who’d finally said enough is enough.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott began December 5, 1955, the day Rosa Parks appeared in court for her arrest. Thousands demonstrated their economic power and made their demands clear: treat us right or we’ll hold our dollars! Despite outside harassment and inside critics, the Black community remained unified.
As Dr. King would later write, “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ”
But in the end, the maids, shopkeepers, and garbage workers brought change to America. The Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
Today, we the weary, must remind America that many of its citizens still suffer injustice.
On December 5th, 2016, the national Injustice Boycott begins. Names of the corporations have not been released so precautionary press can not be released. The types of actions have not been released but they will be sent to each person who registers on the website before December 5th.
Are you tired of the constant stream of police brutality videos, white supremacists harassing our children, and cops going unpunished? Then remind America that we will not sit by and watch.
Don’t be silent. It is going to take the same type of determination and organization we saw with the Montgomery Bus Boycott over 60 years ago for us to succeed. Your friends and family will be your support in this so make sure they sign up along with you.
As activist and journalist, Shaun King reminds us, “We’ve done it before. We can do it again. We will do it again.”
Register at InjusticeBoycott.com today.