Rosa Parks Bus before Restoration, outside Henry Ford Museum, September 12, 2002

Summary

This bus, the site of Rosa Parks' stand against segregation laws, sat as a rusted storage shed before The Henry Ford acquired it and began a full restoration. Parks' act of defiance on December 1, 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped to ignite the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the restored bus survives as a reminder of her courageous activism.

This bus, the site of Rosa Parks' stand against segregation laws, sat as a rusted storage shed before The Henry Ford acquired it and began a full restoration. Parks' act of defiance on December 1, 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped to ignite the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the restored bus survives as a reminder of her courageous activism.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Resin-coated paper

Technique

Chromogenic processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 6 in

Rosa Parks Bus

Details
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