FORMS OF PROTEST IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

What forms of protest were used in the Civil Rights Movement? What are some examples of these forms of protest? Any benefits and/or problems with each form? Let's find out ...

Form of protest
description
Example(s)
pros
cons
BOYCOTT
an economic acitivity in which protesters refuse to buy a product or use a service
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Chicago School Boycott
Economic - hit where it hurts the most - the wallet
non-violent, doesn't look bad in the press
involves a sacrifice, especially if product or service is a necessity (like busses)
may take a long time to really have an impact and succeed
Sit-ins / Civil Disobedience




Riots
violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of protesting people
Detroit Riots
Florida Riots
Michigan Riots
Gets points across
Gets attention to the issue
Gets public, in the cities
It is violent
destructive towards cities
Peoples lives are in danger
Public attention isn't positive
Marches/Demonstrations




Organizations




Legislation