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How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Who was the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

All of them! Social change comes from the leadership of the many!

In our culture, we love stories about lone heroes, the single protagonist who overcomes obstacles to achieve his or her goal makes a better movie. The true story of change, however, is always far more complex. One could add many more names to this story, or analyze any other social change effort and find a similar network of leaders.

It does not diminish the courage of Mrs. Parks or the prophetic vision of Dr. King to acknowledge that their leadership was part of a larger leadership narrative. (Paul Schmitz,The Huntington Post, 2014)

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