In the morning, King watches empty buses pass by his home, indicating a successful first day of the boycott.
King flies to Atlanta, where a group of family friends convened by his father fails to dissuade him from returning to Montgomery.
City attorneys move to dismiss the suit that Gray and Langford have taken to federal district court.
In Montgomery, Judge Carter upholds the conviction of Parks by the recorder’s court.
At Dexter’s Sunday service, King reveals to the congregation his vision of one year earlier in which a divine voice told him to lead the bus struggle without fear.
King speaks on “The Montgomery, Alabama Story” at the Walnut Hills High School Auditorium on behalf of the Jewish Community Center Forum in Cincinnati.
At the Town and Country Club of Brooklyn, New York, King addresses the Guardians Association of the New York City Police Department. On behalf of the Guardians, Governor Averell Harriman presents King with an Annual Achievement Award.
Lloyd’s of London’s liability insurance for Christian churches of Montgomery, at $11,000 per car, becomes effective.
The MIA holds simultaneous mass meetings at Mt. Zion and St. John AME Churches.