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.

Paradise Park, Silver Springs Postcard

Creator:
Photographer: B. Mozert
Description (physical):

W: 5 1/2" H: 3 1/2"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
2008M.027.003
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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A Freedmen's school in Harpers Ferry

Date:
C. 1860s
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0007
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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