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.

Georgia Sharpshooter

Date:
1997
Creator:
Montgomery, George, Jr.
Publisher/Studio:
Macon, GA: Mercer University Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier