The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the first successful mass actions of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. The boycott is often understood in overly-simplified terms - the result of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat. In this lesson, students build a more complex understanding of the causes and context of the boycott as they analyze four historical documents.
Image: Photo of Black residents walking during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. From BlackPast.org.