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Sarah E. Jerauld , Montgomery, Alabama, 1956, 1983; print on paper, artist proof, 22 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches; Gift of Sarah Prochownik, 2015

Sarah E. Jerauld , Montgomery, Alabama, 1956, 1983; print on paper, artist proof, 22 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches; Gift of Sarah Prochownik, 2015

History.com staff. “Montgomery Bus Boycott.” History.com. A+E Networks, 2010. Accessed February 6, 2018. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/montgomery-bus-boycott

“The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale U.S. demonstration against segregation. Four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested and fined for refusing to yield her bus seat to a white man. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system, and one of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr., emerged as a prominent leader of the American civil rights movement.”