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Rosa Parks Museum.

Rosa Parks Museum

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Montgomery, Alabama

The USA's only museum devoted to Rosa Parks, who unexpectedly kicked off America's Civil Rights movement when she refused a bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white man. That was on December 1, 1955. The museum stands on the same corner as her bus stop, and opened on December 1, 2000, exactly 45 years later.

Rosa's act of civil disobedience led to her arrest, which led to a city-wide boycott of all of Montgomery busses, which eventually led to their desegregation.

Exhibits in the museum include one of the boycotted buses (with a video recreating Rosa's famous moment), a 1955 station wagon used to transport the bus boycotters, and Rosa's fingerprint arrest record.

Rosa Parks Museum

252 Montgomery St., Montgomery, AL
West side of downtown, on the northwest corner of Montgomery and Lee Sts.
M-F 9-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.50
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