The Civil Rights Movement challenged segregation on public transport. In 1955, activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to a white man. Her arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the end of transport segregation in America. It also propelled Martin Luther King into the media spotlight.
Look in more detail at the Civil Rights Movement’s protest methods. Compare with other causes and other forms of direct action. Students could research and produce a profile on Rosa Parks, explaining how she came to make this protest.