Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks-Archives
4:44 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Lawyer Says Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold For $4.5M

A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.
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A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.

The sale was made to a foundation run by Howard G. Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

Howard Buffett confirmed the purchase Thursday but declined to disclose the price. Lawrence Pepper, a lawyer for Parks' heirs, told The Associated Press it was $4.5 million, with 12.5 percent going to an auction house.

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Parks Museum-Admission
3:57 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Rosa Parks Museum To Offer Free Tours

The Rosa Parks museum at Troy University is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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The Rosa Parks museum at Troy University is offering free admission to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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.

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.

Groups of 10 or more are asked to make reservations.

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Arts & Life
7:27 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Play About Bus Boycott to Premiere in Montgomery

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in 1955. Her arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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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.

   The play was written, produced, directed and staged by faculty, staff and alumni of Alabama State University.

   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.

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Rosa Parks' 100th
9:12 am
Sun February 3, 2013

Montgomery Observes Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday

Rosa Parks in 1955. Montgomery is honoring civil rights icon Parks with a downtown project.
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Montgomery is observing the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a public art project downtown.

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..."

Montgomery's director of development, Chad Emerson, told the Montgomery Advertiser that citizens came up with the idea and volunteers did the work.

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