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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors...

This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Awesome place to see

This is a hallmark of the civil rights movement. Courage, action, world-changing. I learned many things about Rosa Parks and other civil rights heroes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hallmark of the civil rights movement. Courage, action, world-changing. I learned many things about Rosa Parks and other civil rights heroes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I truly enjoyed and am excited to return! I could spend hours in this place. Great for families or solo.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite museums in Montgomery! I enjoy bringing visitors to Rosa Parks , especially those with children. They show history in an interesting way... highly recommended this as a must see in Montgomery.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy seeing and reading all of the history this museum had to offer. I would say after taking the tour it's an emotional rollercoaster all over you of what our ancestors and alot of our older generation had to overcome and your heart just goes out. I would highly recommend especially to our younger generation in life. History you... More 

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Underhill, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done museum and tribute to an icon of the American Civil Rights movement. Rosa Parks is testimony to what one woman's conviction can accomplish. I had tears in my eyes... that's how powerful the museum and her story are.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a unique setup - there are two sides to the museum. One with a longer view of history and a fantastic simulated bus. The other side covers the Civil Rights movements. So many great facts about Rosa Parks and her counterparts & the important work they did. A great reminder.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is important to the story of the civil rights struggle. Very much enjoyed our visit. Stephanie was on duty and gave us a wonderful personal tour - she did a great job!

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Marion, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There are 2 parts...one is a video on a bus that is pre-1955, then the other side talks about the Rosa Parks experience. More video and reading, etc. This is close to the capital, Fountain and Troy university. There were 6 of us and it was around $50 to see both sides.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This i a fine organization of events ans like in the past.There are two sides one more adult and then the virtual bus ride side for the children's museum, where this writer is featured in a film designed to chronical the past for children .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Rosa Parks museum is impressive. The films made to guide you through this time in our nations history are very informative. Rosa is the mother of the Civil Rights movement and this museum is a moving tribute to her and her strength. Highly recommend for families with young children as well. It is a small museum and well worth... More 

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