"Ballad of Momma Rosa Parks" by Baytown Singers, 1963

Summary

Rosa Parks' December 1, 1955 refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus led to such successful public action that many consider her act to be the spark that ignited the Civil Rights movement. The Baytown Singers, a group of folk-singing southern California college students, immortalized her story in song.

Rosa Parks' December 1, 1955 refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus led to such successful public action that many consider her act to be the spark that ignited the Civil Rights movement. The Baytown Singers, a group of folk-singing southern California college students, immortalized her story in song.

Artifact

Phonograph record

Date Made

1963

Creators

MGM Records 

Baytown Singers 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Hollywood 

Creator Notes

Performed by the Baytown Singers for MGM Records, Hollywood, California

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.3.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William S. Pretzer

Material

Polyvinyl chloride
Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Width: 7.125 in

Length: 7 in

Diameter: 6.875 in

Inscriptions

front of dust jacket: MGM RECORDS / THE GREATEST NAME IN ENTERTAINMENT! center label side 1: M-G-M / SPECIAL DISC JOKEY RECORD / NOT FOR SALE / 45 R.P.M. / K13223 / THE BALLAD OF MOMMA ROSA PARKS / (VENET-MIZE) / THE BAYTOWN SINGERS ... center label side 2: M-G-M / SPECIAL DISC JOKEY RECORD / NOT FOR SALE / 45 R.P.M. / K13223 / TOBACCO ROAD / (LOUDERMILK) / THE BAYTOWN SINGERS ...

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