The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Nonviolent protests were held between 1955 and 1968. Government authorities had to often respond immediately to these situations that highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans. Discrimination in the south caused civil disobedience. Civil disobedience would include boycotts like, the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a big event in the U.S. Civil Rights