Warning: The website is not able to handle more than 15 connections at a time. Please do not have groups larger than 15 submit content at one time.

If you would like to help improve the site, please send an email to webmaster@chnm.gmu.edu with the number of connections, browser type and version, OS type and version, and the exact URL you were trying to access when the issue began.

DIRECTIONS: Read the assignment prompt. Use the material in the right pane to review the sources and your answers from the Inquiry page, by selecting a source and then using the tabs. Compose your answer in the box on the left. Use the email form to send your answer to your instructor.

ASSIGNMENT: Some books say something like this: "Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White man. African Americans heard this and decided to boycott the buses." But this is a brief description of a complex event. Write a more complete answer to the question: Why did the boycott of Montgomery’s buses succeed?

Use the documents and your background knowledge to support your ideas. Include specific examples and quotes.

COMPOSE ESSAY ANSWER:

REVIEW THE NOTEBOOK:

Vocabulary

These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • grievances: complaints
  • symbolic: acting as something that stands for or represents something else
  • Montgomery Advertiser: the local Montgomery, Alabama newspaper

Historian Think Aloud

Listen to Professor Fred Astren read Abernathy's memories of the first MIA meeting.

Download Quicktime

Using the Think Aloud

Listen to educator Daisy Martin explain how to use the Think Aloud in analyzing the document.

Download Quicktime

Please log in to use the notebook

Create new account