The Baton Rouge
Bus Boycott of 1953

...A Recaptured Past     

    Baton Rouge was the site of the first successful bus boycott of the 1950s. This event became a blueprint for the more publicized boycott to take place two years later in Montgomery, Alabama, and it set the stage for desegregation in the Deep South.

This exhibit includes photographs, an historical timeline, and the personal recollections of some of the major figures behind the Baton Rouge bus boycott. It represents the combined efforts of students at McKinley High School and Louisiana State University graduate students of EDCI 5880, Summer Session 1998

Chronology | Background | The People
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