This month marks 60 years since the launch of the Love, Law and Liberation (Triple L) Movement. Inspired by the successful Montgomery bus boycott, a group of African-American ministers, led by Rev. William Holmes Borders, decided to recreate a similar protest in Atlanta.
On Jan. 9, 1957, six ministers boarded a bus and refused to sit in the back. Although the demonstration was conservative and the leaders even warned the mayor beforehand, the ministers were still arrested.
In the end, the demonstration was a success, with the federal district court ruling in favor of the ministers two years later.
– Caroline Parsley, The 100 Companies