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Montgomery buses resume service on integrated basis; King, Ralph Abernathy, E. D. Nixon, and Fred Gray ride first desegregated bus

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December 21, 1956

Montgomery City Lines resumes full service on all routes. King, Abernathy, E. D. Nixon, and Glenn Smiley are among the first passengers to seat themselves in the section formerly reserved for whites. The first act of violence involves a black woman who is slapped by a white youth as she leaves a bus.