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On November 13, 1956, the United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that found segregated bus laws in Montgomery, Alabama were in violation of U.S Constitution laws of "due process and equal justice under the law." Four brave African American women, Claudette Colvin, Aurelia Browder, Susie McDonald, and Mary Louise Smith, served as plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, the case that struck down Montgomery's segregated public transportation system and ended bus segregation throughout the land.

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