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District Court rules bus segregation on Alabama buses unconstitutional; ACMHR founded in Birmingham

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June 5, 1956

The three-judge U.S. District Court panel rules two-to-one in the case of Browder v. Gayle that segregation on Alabama‚Äôs intrastate buses is unconstitutional and gives lawyers for each side two weeks to submit written suggestions on how the formal antisegregation order should be entered. President Owen of the Alabama Public Service Commission announces that the state will appeal the decision. King says the boycott will continue until the antisegregation ruling is implemented. Blacks in Birmingham react to the banning of the NAACP in Alabama by organizing the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, led by Fred Shuttlesworth.