Civil Rights Movement
Montogmery Bus Boycott &
Rosa Parks Resources

This page provides links to Civil Rights Movement Archive resources that have significant content related to the Montgomery Bus Boycott & Rosa Parks and their role in the Freedom Struggle.

Example Segregation Laws — Birmingham & Montgomery

CRMA History Articles
Speeches and Articles
Original Documents
Interviews, Stories & Oral-Histories
Commentaries & Analyses by Movement Veterans
Film, Video and Audio


Photo Album pages that include images of the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks:

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Freedom Movement Art

Freedom Movement Postage Stamps

In the Circle of Trust


CRMA History Articles Related to the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks

Baton Rouge Bus Boycott (June 1963)

Montgomery Bus Boycott (Dec 1955-Dec 1956)

Southern States Try to Destroy NAACP (1956-1964)

Tallahasee Bus Boycott (May 1956-Jan 1958)


Articles & Speeches

Speeches and articles related to the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks by Freedom activists in the 1950s-1960s.

Address to Montgomery Bus Boycott Mass Meeting (transcript), Rev. Martin Luther King. Holt Street Baptist Church, December 12, 1955.

Articles by Bayard Rustin:

Report on Montgomery, Alabama, War Resisters League, March, 1956.

Back From 'Bama, War Resisters League, May, 1956.

Even in the Face of Death. Liberation, February, 1957.

Montgomery Leader Tells His Story, Talk by E.D. Nixon. WRL News, May, 1956.

Birth of a New Nation, Martin Luther King. Montgomery, AL. April 1957

Organizing Before the Boycott by Jo Ann Robinson. Eyes on the Prize, 1987.

White Support of the Montgomery Boycott, by Virginia Durr. Eyes on the Prize, 1987.



Original Freedom Movement Documents Related to the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and/or Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks' Workshop Notes ~ Highlander Center (Summer, 1955)

Minutes, Montgomery NAACP, by Rosa Parks, Secretary.

January 9, 1955: HandwrittenTranscribed.
August 14, 1955: HandwrittenTranscribed.
December 13, 1955: HandwrittenTranscribed.

Rosa Parks Arrest Report, December 1 1955. Montgomery Police Dept.

First Leaflet Calling for Montgomery Bus Boycott (Montgomery Womens Political Council)

Montgomery Bus Boycott (outline of). Appears to be the outline for a presentation (or speech?) about the Bus Boycott.

Impressions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (AL), Fred Halstead.

Montgomery Improvement Association Constitution

Montgomery Improvement Association Bylaws, (later version)

Montgomery Story Comic Book (Fellowship of Reconciliation)


Interviews, Stories & Oral-Histories

Interviews, narratives & stories regarding the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and/or Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks interview inteview by Don Jelinek, 1977

Rosa Parks interview for Eyes on the Prize, 1985

E.D. Nixon Interview for Eyes on the Prize, 1979

Joann Robinson Interview for Eyes on the Prize, 1979

Rufus Lewis Interview, 1985

Jamila Jones Interview 2011  Video + bio & metadata

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Interview for Eyes on the Prize, 1979 (Montgomery Bus Boycott section.)

Ella Baker Oral Interview, 1968 (Comments on the boycott)

Ella Baker History/Interview, 1974 (Montgomery Bus Boycott section.)

Viewing Rosa Parks, by Jo Freeman


Commentaries & Analyses

Post-1960s commentaries, thoughts, and analyses by Movement veterans regarding the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and/or Rosa Parks.

Our Week with Rosa Parks, Daphne Muse, 2013



Discussions, panels, and email threads including or about the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and/or Rosa Parks by Freedom Movement Veterans

Rosa Parks & Others Discuss the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Highlander Folk School, March, 1956.


Film, Video, & Audio

Films & documentaries, videos, and audio recordings related to the Montgomvery Bus Boycott and/or Rosa Parks

Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks, by Teaching Tolerance. Short documentary about the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Rosa Parks Story, Chotzen/Jenner Productions, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). 93-minute dramatization about Rosa Parks and the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. YouTube live Stream

Jamila Jones, 49-min interview by Joseph Mosnier about Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Rides, & freedom songs. 2011.

Boycott. Story of Montgomery Bus Boycott. (No live stream.)

The Long Walk Home, Miramax Films, 1991. Fictional account of Montgomery Bus Boycott. Stars Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. (No live stream.)

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