Bet You Didn't Know: Story of the Bus Boycott

This clip explains the impact of the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the Civil Rights Movement as well as Rosa Parks' role in the boycott. It mentions that the story behind the boycott is more complex, as Rosa Parks wasn't first black person to resist bus segregation. Rather, there were several other women arrested for the same offense in the last 12 months, one of them being 15-year-old Claudette Colvin.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. Can you imagine what the 15 year old girl was feeling?
  2. Why do you think it is important to know that many people fought in resistance to the Jim Crow Laws rather than just one individual?

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze various issues and events of the 20th century such as industrialization, urbanization, incre...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the accomplishments of individuals and groups such as Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Dwight...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    trace the historical development of the civil rights movement in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights, including ones from Africa...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the roles of significant leaders who supported various rights movements, including Martin L...

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00:04 What do you already know? Timed 01:00

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