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Project C: Episode 6 - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Original Webcast Date:

December 1, 2015 at 10 A.M. CST & 12 Noon CST

Middle School | High School

History & Social Studies | US History


In Episode Six, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, student reporters lead viewers on a journey through Montgomery, visiting the Rosa Parks Museum and other historic sites pivotal to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  


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Issue Guide

This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book

The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.

This issue guide provides a brief overview of the bullying issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.

Although bullying is often thought of as only a school-related problem, in reality, it affects us all.

Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. On what day was Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus? Why do you think she finally decided not to give up her seat?
  2. What is the name of the organization that guided the Montgomery Bus Boycott? How was the boycott organized?
  3. On what day did the Montgomery Bus Boycott officially end? Was the boycott successful?
  4. Who was the pastor at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Montgomery at the time of the Bus Boycott? What part did he play in the boycott?

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

Rosa Parks Museum and Library--Troy University Montgomery Campus  museum website 

The Life of Rosa Parks

Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott----Alabama Department of Archives and History Using Primary Sources in the Classroom   Civil Rights Movement Unit Lesson 1: Riding the Bus - Taking a Stand

Bus Boycott: Historical Documents Highlight Integration Milestone

Justice Without Violence Alabama Public Television Documentary

The story of the now legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956. Locally engineered by the African American community, this nonviolent protest to end bus segregation inspired a new era in freedom and human rights struggles around the globe. Never has a movement so successfully united a group of people across class, gender, and age.

Beyond the Bus: Teaching the Unseen Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott 

The Montgomery Bus Boycott- They Changed the World, and Voices of the Boycott

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute education site

PBS Civil Rights Resources


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  • Stephens Foundation
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