Tag Archives: Rosa Parks Museum

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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Rosa Parks Museum to celebrate Juneteenth with free block party on June 22

May 31, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 22 with a free block party including local performers and vendors, food, arts and crafts, a children’s play area and free museum admission.

The theme of the third annual event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is “Celebrating Freedom, Equality…

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ACLU partners with Rosa Parks Museum to present panel discussion on grassroots voting rights efforts

May 3, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is collaborating with American Civil Liberties Union to present a panel discussion of voting rights efforts and overcoming the challenges presented by voting suppression on May 7 at the Union Station Train Shed.

Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum’s director, will moderate the discussion “Women on the Frontlines: Meeting the Challenge…

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