Civil Rights Movement was a major era that was dedicated to activists to bring forth equal rights. During this era, people united and fought for social, legal, political and cultural changes to impede discrimination and end segregation. Two activists group that brought about change was The Freedom Riders in Australia and the Bus Boycotts of the US. Freedom Rides was a way in which people tried to bring light to certain subjects by travelling around parts of the country. Similarily, the Bus Boycotts were a mass protest held in public buses to end segregation and discrimination.
The Freedom Riders in Australia had a bus tour of Western and Coastal New South Wales towns and planned to draw public attention to the poor state of Aboriginal health, education and housing and to fight for equal rights for the Aborigines that were treated unfairly by the people and by the law. Similarily, the Montgomery Bus Boycotts wanted to eliminate segregation and discrimination and they held a 13month mass protest to end the segregation on public buses. This protest had began before the arrest of Rosa Parks, but grew and fired up more afterwards.