Mug shot of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taken after his arrest on February 21, 1956 for his role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. King's arrest number is 7089.
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 seminal event in the civil rights movement. The campaign lasted from December 5, 1955 — the Monday after Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for refusing 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.
Pin is 1.5" tall
Two pin backs with black rubber clutches.