On the night Parks was arrested, civil rights leaders distributed a flyer indicating Montgomery buses should be boycotted. In the process of boycott, King was arrested and thrown into jail.
This act only drew further media attention to the boycott.
These marches were organized to protest unfair voting polices in Selma.
During the first march, police forces attacked the non-violent protesters with tear gas and nightsticks.
In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was the center of heated race relations.
Led again by Martin Luther King, Jr., African Americans in this city staged widespread marches, sit-ins, and other acts of non-violent civil disobedience.
Maybe you've watched the news recently and have learned of a terrorist attack, a murder, or some other horrific event.
We know that bad things have always happened since the beginning of mankind, but somehow for us living in the 21st century, the fact that horrific events can be recorded on video and watched on television or online makes it so much more real and awful.
Try it risk-free The media played a powerful role during the Civil Rights Movement.
We will examine the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Selma to Montgomery Marches, and the 1963 Birmingham Demonstrations, and see how the media was instrumental in drawing attention to the plight of African-Americans during this time.