Tag Archives: Rosa Parks Museum

New exhibit to open at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum tonight

October 11, 2018
By Andy Ellis

A new exhibit examining Rosa Parks’ peaceful protest when she refused to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery city bus in 1955 and how those actions continue to inspire nonviolent civil disobedience today will open Thursday night at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

An opening reception is set for 6 p.m. in the museum’s exhibit…

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Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum receives grant for traveling exhibits

July 16, 2018
By Andy Ellis

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create two traveling exhibits highlighting women who played key roles within the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The more than $119,000 grant received by the museum was one of 26 awards made nationally through the IMLS African American…

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New downtown Montgomery park pays tribute to Rosa Parks

June 25, 2018
By Andy Ellis

A park, located in downtown Montgomery on the site of the department store where Rosa Parks worked as a seamstress, officially opened on Thursday with some special elements paying tribute to the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The pocket part, located between buildings at 29 Dexter Ave., has been designated Lower Dexter Park and…

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