Montgomery Bus Boycott Historical Marker Unveiled


By Jackie Hauser

It's been 57 years to the day since the Montgomery Bus Boycott took place.

And this afternoon, groups gathered to commemorate the movement's impact on our history.

The Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute started the day off with a prayer service at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, to honor more than 25 leaders and organizations.

Then this afternoon, a historic marker was unveiled at the old Bricklayers Union Building--this is where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and members of the Montgomery Improvement Association held day-to-day operations for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

One of today's honored guests, Minister of Tourism for The Bahamas, Obie Wilchcombe said, "It is historical for us to be here today and to be a part of an important event."

The theme for this year's anniversary is "Honoring the Past, Preparing for Our Future."

Organizers hope the legacy of the movement will inspire teens to take a more active role in their community and work for positive change.