NPR’s Michel Martin on the Montgomery Bus Boycott 60 Years Later
2015 has been a year of racial turmoil in America. The deaths of African-Americans by police ignited protests and riots, and the killing of nine worshippers at a church in South Carolina sparked national debate about the polarizing representation of the Confederate flag. These events reignited discussions about civil rights in the U.S., 60 years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with WBHM’s Esther Ciammachilli about how events like what we saw in Ferguson, Missouri, are changing the way we look at the Montgomery Bus Boycott.