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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.

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Vocabulary

These definitions should help with reading comprehension.

  • advocate: to support or speak in favor of something
  • fortitude: strength and endurance in a difficult or painful situation
  • trials: instances of hardship, especially ones that test someone's ability to endure
  • proving ground: a place or a situation in which somebody or something new is tried out or tested

Historian Think Aloud

Professor Fred Astren is reading Martin Luther King's speech to the MIA.

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Using the Think Aloud

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

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