Rosa Parks Museum

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Rosa Parks Museum
Location 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Country United States
Website http://visitingmontgomery.com/play/rosa-parks-library-museum-childrens-wing
History
Founded December 1, 2000

The Rosa Parks Museum is located at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama.[1] It has information, exhibits, and some artifacts from 1955 when the Montgomery bus boycott happened. This museum got its name from civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who is known for refusing to give up her seat for a white person on a city bus.[2]

Museum[edit]

Inside the museum, there are interactive activities and even a reenactment of what happened on the bus as if you were outside the bus watching. There are artifacts in the museum from the Montgomery Bus Boycott.[3]

This museum is significant to Montgomery because it exhibits events that had occurred during the civil rights era in Alabama. one of the reasons to build the museum was due to the bus boycott that occurred in Montgomery. It was built in Rosa Parks's honor to educate and tell people of her story.[3]

Dedication[edit]

Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama wanted to dedicate their new library and museum to Rosa Parks, "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement". The library carries her name and it commemorates her refusal to give up her seat on the Montgomery City Bus to a white man. The museum and library were opened on the anniversary of the day she refused to give up her seat: December 1[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norman, Georgette M. "Troy University Rosa Parks Museum". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  2. ^ Carrillo, Karen (2012). African American History Day By Day: A Reference Guide to Events. California. p. 47.
  3. ^ a b c "troy.edu - Rosa Parks Museum / History". www.troy.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-25.

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Coordinates: 32°22′36″N 86°18′40″W / 32.37672°N 86.31111°W / 32.37672; -86.31111