Boycott An opTion for nonviolent protest

A form of nonviolent protest is which a group of people abstain from purchasing or using a specific tool or form of good in order to drive it out of business.

A picket sign promoting the Montgomery Bus Boycott, these were used by the protestors as a way to spread awareness and gain more people to join the fight.

December 15th, 1951. Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to give her seat for a white man on a bus. She was fined and thrown in jail with her hearing lasting 381 days. This sparked a boycotg in which African American Montgomery citizens refused to ride the bus and instead chose different forms of transportation until the bus laws were changed.

Boycotts weren't only unique to the civil rights era, in 1980 the U.S. boycotted the Olympic Games in Moscow as Russia refused to withdraw their troops in Afghanistan. 60 nations joined into the U.S. boycott costing Russia millions of dollars.

New Orleans, 1960. Black citizens, which were 40% of the New Orlean population, boycotted the Dryades stores until it began employing black citizens and paying them fair wages. The boycott worked after the stores lost the majority of their consumers and agreed to hire blacks.

In the 1960s thousands of parents boycotted the New York public schools. They refused to bring their children there or support the schools until the government did away with segregated schools. Thousands of peaceful rallies were held around the state promoting an end to segregation.

Rosa Parks, the woman credited with beginning the Montgomery bus Boycott, was quoted as saying, "You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right."

A newspaper from the Montgomery bus boycott detailing the fight for the fight for equality and to end segregated seating.

Jo Ann Robinson, a prominent figure during the Montgomery bus boycott, wrote, "If negroes did not ride the buses they could not operate. Three fourths of the rides are negroes, yet we are arrested, or have to stand over empty seats." When describing the Montgomery bus boycotts.

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