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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rosa Parks Bus at The Henry Ford

Today, Rosa Parks, the mother of the freedom movement, would have been 99 years old.  At The Henry Ford in Dearborn, you can see and get on and sit in her seat on the bus where she refused to obey the driver's order that she give up her seat to a white person. A recording of her voice plays above your head. This 1955 act of civil disobedience in Montgomery, Alabama helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement. Rosa was awarded numerous medals and awards including the Congressional Gold Medal.

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