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Wed 26 Oct 2005

Rosa Parks, R.I.P.

Category : museum

Legendary Rosa Parks passed away on Mon 24 Oct 2005 in her home in Detroit.

She 'started the bus boycott and the modern civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus. ... The bus driver tell Parks he's going to have her arrested and her famous response is, "You may do that."'

Visitors are paying respects at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum at Troy University Montgomery, Alabama. [AP]

"Troy University dedicated the three-story, 55,000 square-foot library and museum Dec. 1, 2000. The museum is located on the site of the old Empire Theatre, the location where Parks was arrested after defying a Montgomery bus driverŐs orders to give up her seat to a white passenger. The building also serves as the library for the universityŐs Montgomery campus." [Montgomery Advertiser]

The restored bus where it all started is in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. The bus is now draped in black and in the museum's concourse. [Detroit Free Press]

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