Rosa Parks Poster 2

This famous photograph shows Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by a deputy sheriff after being arrested for boycotting public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama in February 1956. It might be a good starting point for discussion when learning about Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights movement.

  • Was it usual for a respectable, working woman to be arrested at the time?
  • How brave was Rosa?
  • What were the Jim Crow laws?
  • What would the implications of her arrest be for Rosa and her husband?
  • What is meant by "civil disobedience" and "peaceful protest".
  • Who else has been famous for peaceful protest?
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