Tag Archives: Montgomery Bus Boycott

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum to celebrate birthday of late Civil Rights icon

January 31, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate what would have been the Civil Rights icon’s 106th birthday on Monday, Feb. 4 with free admission, special activities and a birthday cake.

Mrs. Parks, often referred to as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, died in October 2005 at the age of 92. Her Dec. 1,…

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TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum plans activities for inaugural Rosa Parks Day observance

November 26, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Saturday will mark the inaugural observance of Rosa Parks Day in Alabama, and Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum has events planned as a part of the local celebration.

The Alabama Legislature approved a bill introduced by Rep. Laura Hall and Sen. Vivian Figures, declaring Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. The bill’s passage made Alabama…

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New exhibit to open at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum tonight

October 11, 2018
By Andy Ellis

A new exhibit examining Rosa Parks’ peaceful protest when she refused to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery city bus in 1955 and how those actions continue to inspire nonviolent civil disobedience today will open Thursday night at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

An opening reception is set for 6 p.m. in the museum’s exhibit…

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