Rosa Parks, Remembered
October 26, 2005
In honor of the Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks, who passed away on Monday, here is a link to the Rosa Parks Museum and Library, in Montgomery, Alabama. Part of Troy University Montgomery, the building is situated on the spot where Mrs. Parks was arrested fifty years ago for refusing to give up her seat on the bus.
Flags are flying at half-staff in Montgomery, where the Advertiser reports that visitors are flocking to the museum. In December, the city will remember the 50th anniversary of the bus boycott, which was triggered by Rosa Parks's action.
There are many children's books about Rosa Parks. Powell's bookstore, among others, carries a number of them. For teachers, the Alabama Department of Archives and History has a lesson plan about the bus boycott, which uses original documents and is geared toward older students.
An informative obituary, written by Alabama native Diane McWhorter, is at Slate. (Thank you to Quiet Bubble for the link.)
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