The Civil Rights Movement- The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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1. What was so significant about the protest?

  • Showed power of African Americans
  • Showed that they were just being a nuisance
  • Showed that the president was worried about civil rights
  • Rosa Parks led the protest
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2. What did civil rights activists do in a protest?

  • Made leaflets and brochures about their groups and what they wanted
  • Sent letters to the president demanding something be done
  • Boycotted public transport
  • Began riots
  • Sat in front of buses and other forms of public transport so that they couldn't get past

3. What was significant about the buses?

  • Blacks and whites had to sit in separate zones
  • Blacks and whites had to sit on different decks
  • The buses were equal and people could sit where they wanted
  • Children weren't allowed on the bus

4. In which state is Montgomery situated in?

  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Mississippi

5. What did Rosa Parks do that gained a lot of media attention?

  • Spat at the white person
  • Wouldn't give up her bus seat
  • Committed suicide shortly after the incident
  • Starved herself in protest


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