MACON, GA BUS BOYCOTT OF 1962

On this day Febuary 12th, 1962 Billy Randall led a bus boycott in Macon, ga to end segregation. The boycott was an imitation of the Montgomery, AL in 1955. The purpose was to end segregated seating and to initiate the hiring of Black drivers,and mechanics.

Led mostly by family and church members, Randall sought not the help of national organizations but local since he felt this problem could be contained. After 3 weeks of poor bus ticket sells Randall and the city came to a peaceful agreement to end segregation in Macon’s bus, and transit system.

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