Non-Violent Protest Boycotts

Boycotts are withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest. In this case, we see many groups of people from the black society boycott buses.

When Rosa parks refused to give up her seat to a white person, she was soon arrested and fined ten dollars plus four more dollars in tax.

Nine months before Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat, a 15 year old girl named Claudette Colvin was arrested in Montgomery for the same action of not giving up her seat.

People are protesting the boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken because of the way animal are being treated.

The 1936 Olympics were held in Germany and was boycotted due to German Fascism.

This a quote that Rosa Parks said soon after she was arrested for what she thought was right.

In 2005, there was a "girlcott" against Abercrombie & Fitch because of the print on women's tee-shirts that weren't humorous to women, but only degraded them.

Walmart has been boycotted in the past and is still being boycotted today due to the fact that they have been accused of being included in the sweat shop systems. They have also been boycotted from poor treatment to employees.

When Caterpillar funded the Israel military with bulldozers which the military then used to destroy Palestinian homes, a boycott started after a peaceful activist, Rachel Corrie, died while trying to prevent the military's actions. They boycotted Caterpillar’s boots, caps, clothes and other products.

This is a primary source from the historical novel, Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice, by Phillip Hoose. It is projecting a speech by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr who officiated the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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