1955/2000s: Rosa Parks bus
Transportation, Buses, Public Transportation, American history, Civil Rights, Rosa Parks, Henry Ford Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
This is the bus Rosa Parks was riding when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. At the time, Jim Crow laws in Alabama demanded that seating on buses be racially segregated. Ms. Parks' action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became an important episode in the Civil Rights movement. The bus was identified through the bus company's records, and purchased and restored by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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Auburn University LIbraries
Caudle, Dana M.
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United States -- Alabama -- Montgomery County -- Montgomery
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