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#OnThisDay in 1956, the Browder v. Gayle hearing began. This case challenged Alabama state and Montgomery city segregation laws as a result of four women being mistreated, some arrested, on Montgomery city buses. The court ruled that the laws in place were unconstitutional.  With the Montgomery Bus Boycott underway, Dr. King decided to continue the boycott until the law was actually implemented.

#OnThisDay in 1956, the Browder v. Gayle hearing began. This case challenged Alabama state and Montgomery city segregation laws as a result of four women being mistreated, some arrested, on Montgomery city buses. The court ruled that the laws in place were unconstitutional. With the Montgomery Bus Boycott underway, Dr. King decided to continue the boycott until the law was actually implemented.

While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people.  These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive.  Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.

Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle - The Daily Beast Woman boycotting Montgomery buses Montgomery, Alabama, December 1955 Photograph by Don Cravens

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century.

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In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after…

It took 40,000 Black people walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to make history.

On December 1955 The Montgomery Bus Boycott began, and lasted 381 days putting the Montgomery Bus Company in financial ruin, I Hope.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks’ act of rebellion on a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked a national movement for equal rights. Parks’ impact on the civil rights movement strikes deeper than just that day on the bus—she initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for fair housing in Detroit, and called for the release of political prisoners. Today, her legacy inspires a new generation of civil rights advocates.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks’ act of rebellion on a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked a national movement for equal rights. Parks’ impact on the civil rights movement strikes deeper than just that day on the bus—she initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for fair housing in Detroit, and called for the release of political prisoners. Today, her legacy inspires a new generation of civil rights advocates.

This fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus after reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to help your students get to know a civil rights hero!

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Rosa Parks Bus Foldable Project and activity for hands on lesson for Rosa Parks!

The Civil Rights Movement Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Civil Rights Movement. This is the perfect resource to introduce the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Little Rock Nine or Black History Month. #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #escape

Civil Rights Movement ESCAPE ROOM: Black History, Rosa Parks, MLK, Ruby Bridges

The Civil Rights Movement Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the Civil Rights Movement. This is the perfect resource to introduce the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Little Rock Nine or Black History Month. #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #escape

Dr. King arrested for boycotting the buses, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.

King arrested for boycotting the buses, Montgomery 1956

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Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955 - Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

There is no one who embodies standing up to inequality better than Rosa Parks.

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The Rosa Parks Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about Rosa Parks. This is the perfect resource to introduce the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks or Black History Month. The Rosa Parks Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. #rosa parks #civilrights #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #martinlutherking

Rosa Parks ESCAPE ROOM: Black History Month and Civil Rights Movement

The Rosa Parks Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about Rosa Parks. This is the perfect resource to introduce the Civil Rights Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks or Black History Month. The Rosa Parks Escape Room has students walking around the classroom breaking codes. #rosa parks #civilrights #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #martinlutherking

December 1, 1955 In response to the Rosa Parks incident, a bus boycott in Montgomery, a political and and social protest campaign came about. The main purpose and goal of the bus boycott was to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on public transportation. This boycott lasted from December 1, 1955 until December 20, 1956, and ended with a United States Supreme Court ruling that Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses unconstitutional.

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Claudette Colvin: b. 1939; Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. Montgomery's black leaders did not publicize Colvin's effort for long because she was a teenager and became an unmarried mother. Given the social norms of the time, the NAACP leaders worried about using her to represent their…

Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin: b. Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. In she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine

This is a 25 question webquest, all open ended questions, on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was one of the first major protests of the Civil Rights Movement. Students go to history.com website and answer questions as they read along. Detailed answer

Montgomery Bus Boycott Webquest Civil Rights Movement

This is a 25 question webquest, all open ended questions, on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was one of the first major protests of the Civil Rights Movement. Students go to history.com website and answer questions as they read along. Detailed answer

This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a move which landed Parks in prison, that set in motion the Montgomery bus boycott

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Fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus and reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Included is a short, one-page story about Rosa Parks and how the famous bus boycott began and bus templates to cut out and color based off pictures of the actual bus Rosa Parks was arrested on. On top of the bus, students then write an adjective that describes her and present it to the class. A fantastic, fun activity to help your students get to know a civil rights…

Rosa Parks Bus 3D Foldable Project & Reading

Fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus and reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Included is a short, one-page story about Rosa Parks and how the famous bus boycott began and bus templates to cut out and color based off pictures of the actual bus Rosa Parks was arrested on. On top of the bus, students then write an adjective that describes her and present it to the class. A fantastic, fun activity to help your students get to know a civil rights…

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