FORMS OF PROTEST IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTType, Description, Example(s), Pros, Cons
Boycott
an economic activity 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 buses)
may take a long time to really have an impact and succeed
Sit-ins/ Civil Disobedience




Riots




Marches/Demonstrations




Organizations




Legislation
Act of making or enacting laws
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Nonviolent
Takes a lot of time to get a law passed
Not always enforced