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Rosa Parks Day activities commemorate Civil Rights icon

A unity march from the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to the Rosa Parks Museum was among the activities commemorating Rosa Parks Day.

A unity march from the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to the Rosa Parks Museum was among the activities commemorating Rosa Parks Day.

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

Participants in Saturday's Rosa Parks Day activities walk arm-in-arm down Montgomery Street toward TROY's Rosa Parks Museum.

Participants in Saturday's Rosa Parks Day activities walk arm-in-arm down Montgomery Street toward TROY's Rosa Parks Museum.

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

The Rosa Parks Museum will hold activities on Saturday, Dec. 1, in commemoration of Alabama's inaugural observance of Rosa Parks Day.

The Rosa Parks Museum will hold activities on Saturday, Dec. 1, in commemoration of Alabama's inaugural observance of Rosa Parks Day.

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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