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

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.

Artifact

Digital image

Subject Date

2000-2001

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2014.DS.1.15

Credit

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

Technique

Digital imaging

Color

Multicolored

Rosa Parks Bus

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