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The Montgomery bus boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a foundational event in the civil rights movement in the United States. The campaign lasted from December 5, 1955—the Monday after Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for her refusal to surrender her seat to a white person—to December 20, 1956, when the federal ruling Browder v. Gayle took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision that declared the Alabama and Montgomery laws that segregated buses were unconstitutional.
Question of the Day
Can you recommend any home remedies for arthritis?If you’re troubled by arthritis pain, try adding apple cider vinegar or fresh gingerroot to your bathwater. Drinking ginger tea (up to a teaspoon of ground ginger in a cup of boiling water) also helps.
Advice of the Day
To fight insomnia, simmer warm milk with chopped garlic. Strain the garlic, then drink the warm milk.
Home Hint of the Day
To clean burned food from the bottom of an aluminum pot or pan, wet the burned food, cover with baking soda, and set aside for a couple of hours. Then scrape, wash, and rinse the pan.
Word of the Day
Lenticular CloudLenticular clouds are only seen around mountains. These strange clouds are easy to spot, because they look like flying saucers or a stack of pancakes. Their most interesting characteristic is that they don’t move. Winds blow right through them, while other clouds are swept away.
Puzzle of the Day
What do men never wish to be in and yet labor hard to possess?Bonds
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- Jim Plunkett(football player)– 1947
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