Montgomery City Bus Lines Office, Montgomery, Alabama, 1954-1960

Summary

This photograph shows an office of the Montgomery (Alabama) City Bus Lines. The company became well known in 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man despite existing segregation laws. Her arrest led to a city-wide bus boycott by the African-American community that ended up lasting 381 days.

This photograph shows an office of the Montgomery (Alabama) City Bus Lines. The company became well known in 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man despite existing segregation laws. Her arrest led to a city-wide bus boycott by the African-American community that ended up lasting 381 days.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1954-1960

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Edison Institute Records 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2002.79.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mary N. Cummings and Charles L. Cummings

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5 in

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