Close Read: Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycotts CR Objective What made nonviolent protest effective during the Civil Rights movement? What made the Montgomery bus boycott effective? CR Introductio n One of the nonviolent forms of protest used during the civil rights movement in America was the boycott. African Americans would boycott & protest the lack of integrated schools, white owned businesses that failed to serve African American customers, etc. These were sometimes successful, and other times not. The most successful boycott of the Civil Rights movement was perhaps the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, spurred by Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger. Warm-up: Using the chart below - prepare to explore primary & secondary sources related to Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. What I already know about Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was a young black woman who decided that sitting in the back of the bus just because the whites didn’t want them in the front just wasn’t for her. So she sat in the front and got arrested for it. It caused a very large protest and people stopped riding the public buses to show that they weren’t going to stand for the segregation anymore. Prediction Based on what I know about Rosa Parks & what the word boycott means - what do I think…. The word boycott is a way to describe a non-violent protest where they won’t take part in the thing they have issues with. 1. Caused the Montgomery Bus Boycotts The Montgomery Bus Boycotts were caused by African Americans not wanting to be segregated on something as simple as a bus so they decided that they wouldn’t pay to be treated differently. 2.Happened during the Montgomery Bus Boycotts? A very large group of both African Americanand some whites stopped riding public buses so they wouldn’t make as much money and show that they can live without the transportation.