Women organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, from Colvin to Parks to King : Code Switch When people think back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, they often remember just the bullet points: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and voila. But on this episode, we're hearing directly from the many women who organized for months about what exactly it took to make the boycott happen.

The women who masterminded the Montgomery Bus Boycott

The women who masterminded the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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The Montgomery bus boycott lasted from December of 1955 through December of 1956. What people often remember of that moment in history is that when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, it sparked a bus boycott that was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But what that retelling leaves out are all the women who organized for years to make that boycott a reality and who helped sustain it for 13 long months.

On this episode, we're hearing directly from those women, from Parks to Claudette Colvin to Coretta Scott King. They share the behind-the-scenes story of how they organized one of the biggest, most successful boycotts in U.S. history.

The rerun of this episode was produced by Xavier Lopez and edited by Leah Donnella.