IWBAT describe nonviolent protests. Civil Disobedience. The refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest. Gandhi. Gained India’s independence from Britain through nonviolent means. Inspired MLK and others to use nonviolent means.
Montgomery Bus Boycott – Lasted for one year, led to Supreme Court ruling bus segregation unconstitutional
Freedom Rides – Blacks who rode busses to purposely challenge segregation laws and were often arrested.
The Supreme Court later ruled that segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional
Sit Ins – Nonviolent protests, usually in restaurants where people would sit to take up space.