Rosa Parks Bus

Date:
December 1, 1955
Creator:
General Motors Corporation

Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, breaking existing segregation laws. The flawless character and quiet strength she exhibited successfully ignited action in others. For this, many believe Rosa Parks' act was the event that sparked the Civil Rights movement.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
Identifier:
2001.154.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

March On Washington

Date:
C. 1963

Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., African-Americans march on Washington in 1963 in a rally for jobs and freedom.

Location:
485 Fillmore Street Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0074
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
National Archives