The Civil Rights Movement- The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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1. What was significant about the buses?

  • Children weren't allowed on the bus
  • Blacks and whites had to sit on different decks
  • Blacks and whites had to sit in separate zones
  • The buses were equal and people could sit where they wanted
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2. What was so significant about the protest?

  • Rosa Parks led the protest
  • Showed power of African Americans
  • Showed that the president was worried about civil rights
  • Showed that they were just being a nuisance

3. Which civil rights group was Parks an activist in?

  • CORE
  • SCLC
  • SNCC

4. What happened to Rosa Parks

  • Given a fine
  • Executed
  • She was arrested
  • She was given a warning

5. What did civil rights activists do in a protest?

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


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