Table of Contents • Montgomery Bus Boycott • School Integration and Opposition to Civil Rights • Freedom Riders • March on Washington • Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Montgomery Bus Boycott • Started with Rosa Parks’s arrest for refusing to give up her seat • NAACP organized a bus boycott • Boycott brought Martin Luther King to national prominence • Boycott lifted a year later when federal court ruled city law was unconstitutional
The Montgomery Bus Boycott “Tote Dat Barge! Lift Dat Boycott! Ride Dat Bus! --from Herblock’s Special for Today (Simon and Schuster, 1958)
How would you describe the look on this character’s face? Why do you think the character feels the way he does?
What is the symbolism of this figure walking away from the other? • What attitude does his posture communicate?
Why do you think the cartoonist decided not to show this character’s face or facial expression?