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In pictures: US civil rights movement
Martin Luther King Jr

Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system organised by the then little-known Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr (pictured here with his wife).

In March 1956 Dr King was found guilty of conspiracy to boycott Montgomery buses, but a judge suspended his $500 fine, pending an appeal.

The protest led to the desegregation of the transport system.

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