Montgomery Bus Boycott http://apr.org en Rosa Parks Museum To Offer Free Tours http://apr.org/post/rosa-parks-museum-offer-free-tours <p></p><p>The Rosa Parks museum at Troy University is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.</p><p>Officials said Monday that the museum will offer free admission to the main Rosa Parks Museum and the Children's Wing on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p>The Montgomery Bus Boycott began with Rosa Parks' arrest Dec. 1, 1955. The museum is built on the site of the Empire Theatre, where Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus.</p><p>Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:57:25 +0000 The Associated Press 42269 at http://apr.org Rosa Parks Museum To Offer Free Tours Play About Bus Boycott to Premiere in Montgomery http://apr.org/post/play-about-bus-boycott-premiere-montgomery <p>A stage play inspired by the events of the Montgomery Bus Boycott will have its premiere on July 26 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The play was written, produced, directed and staged by faculty, staff and alumni of Alabama State University.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The play, "The Meeting at Mount Zion," is based on the writings and notes from a meeting of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the group led by the Rev. Martin Luther King which helped lead the boycott.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:27:43 +0000 The Associated Press 34291 at http://apr.org Play About Bus Boycott to Premiere in Montgomery Montgomery Observes Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday http://apr.org/post/montgomery-observes-rosa-parks-100th-birthday <p>Montgomery is observing the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a public art project downtown.</p><p>A 96-foot by 40-foot wall is covered in chalkboard paint and has space for people to complete the sentence "Before I die I want to..."</p><p>Montgomery's director of development, Chad Emerson, told the Montgomery Advertiser that citizens came up with the idea and volunteers did the work.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:12:49 +0000 The Associated Press 24263 at http://apr.org Montgomery Observes Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday