THE SOUTH: A Great Ride

On a foggy, warm morning last week, the Negro boycott against the Montgomery, Ala. city bus lines came to an end—381 days after it began. The Negroes had won their fight: they rode unsegregated on buses in the Confederacy's birthplace. Desegregation still had a long way to go, but after Montgomery, Jim Crow would never again be quite the same.

The boycott started as a spectacular protest against the arrest (TIME, Jan. 16) of Mrs. Rosa Parks, a Negro seamstress, for refusing to move from the white section of a bus. It ended...

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