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Montgomery leaders organize boycott

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December 2, 1955

Robinson and other WPC members distribute thousands of leaflets calling for a one-day boycott of the city’s buses on Monday, 5 December, the day Parks is to be tried. E. D. Nixon calls King to discuss the arrest of Parks and to arrange for a meeting of black leaders at Dexter that evening. Those present agree to call a citywide meeting on 5 December at Holt Street Baptist Church. King and Ralph Abernathy remain at Dexter after the meeting to mimeograph a redrafted leaflet publicizing the bus boycott and the upcoming mass meeting.