Tag Archives: Dr. Felicia Bell

Rosa Parks Day activities commemorate Civil Rights icon

December 4, 2019
By Andy Ellis

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery city bus outside the department store where she worked as a seamstress.

A few blocks later, in front of what was then the Empire Theater, Mrs. Parks would be arrested for failing to relinquish her seat to a white male passenger in a…

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Exhibit celebrates work of African American artists, provides new experiences for Valiant Cross students

January 24, 2019
By Andy Ellis

A project representing a collaborative effort between students at Montgomery’s Valiant Cross Academy and Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum has resulted in an exhibit featuring the work of African American artists from Alabama.

On display now through April 1 in the museum’s exhibit hall, “Down South: From the Souls of African American Artists of Alabama”…

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Still work to be done as Alabama celebrates inaugural Rosa Parks Day

December 3, 2018
By Andy Ellis

As the State of Alabama celebrated the inaugural Rosa Parks Day on Saturday, many leaders agreed that while the woman known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” would likely be pleased with progress that has been made, they admitted there is work to be done.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum joined St. Paul…

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