The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1989
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MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT

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This fascinating memoir provides new evidence on the origins and sustaining force of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56). Robinson (English, Alabama State Coll.), a founding member of the Women's ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
13
The Origin of the Trouble
19
The Boycott Begins
53
Negotiations
77
The Continuing Boycott
91
White Reactions to the Boycott
101
The GetTough Policy
111
The Legal Battle
135
Grand Jury Report
149
The Aftermath
167
Glossary of Individuals
181
Index
187
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Page vii - WE wear the mask that grins and lies, It 'hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, — This debt we pay to human guile ; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask.

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