|Rosa Parks, the woman who inspired the boycott.|
- Montgomery, Alabama
- Enforced Jim Crow laws.
- What was life like here for African-Americans?
- What happened when Rosa Parks boarded a bus on 1 December 1955?
- Organising the Boycott
- What was the NAACP and why did it contact Parks?
- Why was Martin Luther King chosen to lead the boycott?
- What was the outcome of the boycott?
- Continuing the Boycotts
- Why did the Montgomery Improvement Association choose to hold more boycotts?
- What were the advantages of this? What were the risks?
- What was the Transportation Committee?
- What role did black churches play?
- White Opposition and the Supreme Court Judgement
- How did the city authorities and the police attempt to undermine the boycotts? What was the outcome?How did the media influence events?
- How did the Supreme Court's decision in 1956 change things? What was the outcome?
- Results of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts: What were they?
|Rosa Parks receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom award from President Bill Clinton in 1996. |
She died in 2005, aged 92.
Higher Level (100 marks each)
2015: Why did the Montgomery bus boycott (1956) take place, how was it carried out, and to what extent was it successful?
2012: What was the significance of one or more of the following in US history: Hollywood 1945-1968; the Montgomery Bus Boycott; religion in modern American culture.
2011: What was the contribution of Martin Luther King to US affairs?
2007: In what ways did the Montgomery bus boycott, 1956, advance the cause of the civil rights movement?
2016, The United States and the World, Part C:
How was the 1956 Montgomery bus boycott carried out and how successful was it?
2014, The United States and the World, Part C
2010, The United States and the World, Part C:
What did the Montgomery bus boycott (1956) contribute to the Civil Rights movement? (40)
2012, The United States and the World, Part B:
Write a short paragraph on urban poverty, drugs and violence. (30)
2006, The United States and the World, Part C:
Why was the Montgomery bus boycott (1956) so important to the story of the civil rights movement? (40)
|President Barack Obama sits in the same bus in which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. |
It's now on display in the Henry Ford Museum.