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Rosa Parks Museum to offer free admission on anniversary of Mrs. Parks’ arrest

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MONTGOMERY – Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will honor the anniversary of Mrs. Park’s historic arrest on Thursday, Dec. 1, by offering free museum tours.

Mrs. Parks, who is often referred to as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” refused to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male on Dec. 1, 1955. Her subsequent arrest at the intersection of Montgomery and Lee streets in downtown Montgomery led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Rosa Parks Museum opened on Dec. 1, 2000 on the University’s Montgomery Campus and is located on the spot of Mrs. Parks’ historic arrest. The museum serves to preserve and interpret the story and lasting legacy of Mrs. Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott for future generations. It features a permanent exhibit chronicling Rosa Parks’ arrest, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and a children’s wing exhibit called the “Cleveland Avenue Time Machine.”

For more information, contact the museum at 334-241-8615 or visit the museum’s website at troy.edu/rosasparks.

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