Rosa Parks Bus in Montgomery, Alabama, 2000-2001, before Acquisition by The Henry Ford

Summary

Notes in a scrapbook kept by a Montgomery City bus lines manager helped The Henry Ford confirm that bus #2857 was the site of Rosa Parks' 1955 stand against segregation laws. The Henry Ford acquired bus #2857, then a rusted storage shed, in 2001. Today, the fully restored bus in Henry Ford Museum survives as a reminder of Parks' courageous activism.

Notes in a scrapbook kept by a Montgomery City bus lines manager helped The Henry Ford confirm that bus #2857 was the site of Rosa Parks' 1955 stand against segregation laws. The Henry Ford acquired bus #2857, then a rusted storage shed, in 2001. Today, the fully restored bus in Henry Ford Museum survives as a reminder of Parks' courageous activism.

Artifact

Digital image

Subject Date

2000-2001

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2014.DS.1.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Legendary Auctions.

Technique

Digital imaging

Color

Multicolored

Rosa Parks Bus

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