Rosa Parks Museum to mark boycott anniversary

Rosa Parks Museum to mark boycott anniversary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University's Montgomery campus is opening new exhibits to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

"The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Reflection of 60 Years" will open Monday in the museum's gallery. The photographs will explore how the city's black community worked together to make the boycott successful, how it was reported in local newspapers and modern challenges regarding civil rights.

Parks was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955 after she refused to give her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans.

A second exhibit of artifacts related to Parks and the boycott will be exhibited from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The collection includes Parks' fingerprint arrest record and a waiting room sign.

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