Today in history:
1956: King convicted for bus boycottfrom On This Day
Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, has been convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama.
I was two years old at the time. I can remember growing up in a world where there was a definite hierarchy and black people and women were somewhere near the bottom. I have a feeling that it wasn't as difficult for black people here as it was in the US but it was bad enough.