Boycotts By: Gus Mcgee

Peaceful Boycotts

Boycotting is a punitive ban that forbids relations with certain groups, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods. A peaceful Boycott is when a group of people get together to fight for something that they believe in and they aren't looking to harm anyone but to make a change without being harmed.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

This is a picture collage of the bus that rosa parks got on before her protest. The top right picture is rosa parks being arrested after her boycott. The middle picture shows colored people walking to get on a bus. The last picture is a picture of a man standing in front of one of the montgomery buses.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was probably one of the most known Boycotts because what it was trying to explain was that rosa parks was tired of having to go through the back of the bus after she had payed her money, she was tired of having to sit in the back of the bas, she was tired of not being able to walk down the aisle, and she was tired of having to give up her seat for a white person. This event occurred on December 1st, 1955 just four days before the boycott began. She was sitting on the bus and didn't give up her seat to a white man and she started questioning why she should have to give up her seat if she payed the same amount that they did and that's when she realized that it's not fair. The police came to the incident and she was arrested and fined. The boycott of public buses by blacks in Montgomery began on the day of her hearing and it lasted 381 days. A quote by Rosa Parks, "Two policemen came on the bus, and one asked me if the driver had told me to stand…He wanted to know why I didn't stand, and I told him I didn't think I should have to stand up. I asked him, why did they push us around? He said, 'I don't know, but the law is the law and you are under arrest." This quote showed how much she cared and how hard she wanted to fight for what she believed in.

This was rosa parks mug shot after she had been arrested after her Boycott.

Nike Peaceful Boycott

The nike employees went on protest and made signs using there slogan that says "Just Do It" and then they changed it too "Just Don't Do It."

The Nike Boycott focuses mainly on the sweatshop factories around the world that work for Nike. According to Dictionary.Com, the definition of Sweatshop is a factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions. James Keady has been following Nike and seeing the sweatshops for 18 years and he finally wanted to do something about it. He had asked a group of kids to learn more about Sweatshops and to get together to figure out a solution. James Keady asked the students to Boycott Nike and if the Boycott happens then James Keady was the reason. James Keady was at Georgetown giving a tour and an athlete looking at the school was there and when she was informed with the actions of Sweatshops, she whent back to her basketball team and they tapped over the nike swoosh. She reposted a picture onto Twitter and that got retweeted and then started to get around and more and more people began to find out. It wasn't a major story but it was still a big topic but it wasn't a bigger team like the Georgetown Boys Basketball team and if that happened then it would be more of a problem. Overall the Boycott led to people finding out and started to not represent Nike in a good way because of how they were feeling.

This is an exact picture of the Girls Georgetown Basketball Team covering there Nike Swooshes and you can tell that it's Georgetown because the schools colors are Blue and White.

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