Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers: Summary & Analysis


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This woman's defiant act of not giving up her seat on the bus to a white passenger sparked the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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1. The boycotters had 3 main objectives. Which one of these were NOT one of those objectives.

2. The founder and president of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP who spearheaded the boycott along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was which of the following men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions will test your knowledge of the text written by Russell Freedman, Freedom Walkers. You must be familiar with the text and the historical events discussed within.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Whose actions sparked the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Leaders of the boycott
  • The duration of the bus boycott
  • Purpose of Jim Crow Laws
  • Guiding principle adopted by boycotters

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main objectives of the boycotters
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Freedom Walkers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the civil case that prompted the Federal District Court to rule on the segregation laws for buses in Alabama

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Montgomery Bus Boycott by reviewing the lesson titled Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers: Summary & Analysis. Lesson objectives include the following:

  • Review the purpose of Jim Crow Laws
  • Know who Jo Ann Robinson was
  • Review backlash faced by protesters