Montgomery Bus Boycott
Note: This presentation was rescheduled from an earlier date.
Please join the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library on Thursday, February 28 at 7pm in the Bigelow Auditorium of the Marlborough Public Library as Dr. Gary Hylander brings his enthusiastic, interactive approach to history with an engaging presentation on the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
On a cold December afternoon in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress boarded a city bus after a long day at the sewing machine. Montgomery’s Jim Crow laws provided that as the bus filled up, black riders had to surrender their seats to white passengers. Parks refused to move. What followed was a 381 day bus boycott by black riders that drew national attention and introduced the country to an unknown Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our lecturer, Gary Hylander, Ph.D., is a professor of History at
Stonehill College. Dr. Hylander is a frequent lecturer at library forums, historical societies, senior centers, and professional organizations.
This event is part of a series of special programs funded and sponsored in part, by the Ezra Cutting Trust-Bank of America Trustee; in part by a grant from the Marlborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; in part by The Friends Memorial Fund established by an anonymous donor of $25,000.
The program is free and open to the public.