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A British Print Satirizes "A Society of Patriotic Ladies"

During the revolutionary era, cheap prints depicting current events were in demand in both England and the colonies. This 1775 British print presented a scene in Edenton, North Carolina, where fifty-one women had signed a declaration in support of [...]

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Item Type: Cartoon
Expanding the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott worksheet

This worksheet helps students review what they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement before more closely examining the role of women and local activists in brining about change. It is designed to go with the activity [...]

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Item Type: Worksheet
Bayard Rustin Explains Car Pools in the Montgomery Bus Boycott

African-American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin advised Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the Montgomery bus boycott. In this excerpt from his diary, Rustin describes how the city's black residents found ways to get to and from work without [...]

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Item Type: Diary/Letter
An African-American Woman Describes Segregated Buses in Montgomery, Alabama

During the Montgomery bus boycott, researchers from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee visited Montgomery to learn more about the boycott and document it. Researcher Willie Lee interviewed an African-American woman who worked as a domestic, who [...]

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Item Type: Oral History
Montgomery Bus Boycott worksheet

This worksheet helps students evaluate primary resources about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Students complete the graphic organizer with evidence to determine why the boycott was able to last for more than a year.

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Item Type: Worksheet
African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery (with text supports)

In May 1954, the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama wrote a letter to the Mayor of Montgomery asking for changes that would make the city’s public bus system treat African-American riders with more fairness. The Women’s [...]

Analysis Worksheet: African-American Women Threaten a Bus Boycott in Montgomery

This worksheet helps students analyze a list of demands from the Women's Political Council regarding better treatment of black riders in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Active Viewing: Eyes on the Prize "Awakenings"

In this activity students analyze the reasons why the Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted so long and was successful. Students watch a short clip from the PBS documentary Eyes on the Prize about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Then students analyze primary [...]

Expanding the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

In this lesson students will examine three documents about the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) to determine the importance of local activists, especially women, in the civil rights movement. This lesson might serve as an introduction to a unit [...]


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