Rosa Parks Museum and Library and Children’s Annex

Rosa Parks Museum and Library and Children’s Annex

Montgomery, AL
Moment in Time

No flashbulbs popped when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955. No one was interviewed, no artifacts were collected. But that one very unheralded act—not moving—galvanized a movement, and changed a nation. And Mrs. Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. became iconic figures in American history. Over time, the true story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott’s beginnings had become blurred by a host of urban legends. This Museum not only sets the record straight, but puts this extraordinary event in its proper context, telling the stories of the many extraordinary citizens in Montgomery who risked their lives and livelihood to advance the cause of justice.