Rosa Parks Viewing Guide
Rosa Parks & Civil Rights Viewing Guide
- What were the Jim Crow laws?
- What was life like for African Americans under the Jim Crow laws?
- What is the meaning of the term, “separate but equal”?
- In what ways did the stories Rosa’s grandparents told about slavery affect her?
- Why was it so dangerous for Rosa to stand up to the white boy who threatened to hit her?
- How did the white teachers at Rosa’s school in Montgomery influence her character?
- What did Southern lawmakers do to make it difficult for African Americans to register and vote?
- What do you think it felt like for African Americans to ride on segregated buses?
- It took both courage and determination for Rosa to remain in her seat after the bus driver ordered her to move. Explain why?
- What was Rosa’s explanation for why she decided not to move back in the bus?
- Why was Rosa’s decision called the spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement?
- What made the Montgomery bus boycott successful? How did it affect the white community?
- Why was the boycott so hard on the black community?
- What were the landmark legal decisions that made legal segregation a thing of the past?
- Why is Rosa Parks considered one of today’s true heroes?