“Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the civil disobedience on December 1, 1955 when the seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, became a pivotal symbol in America's civil rights movement.” READ MORE. So for today a visit to the Montpelier train station, which sits on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier estate. The train station is now a small museum that depicts the era of segregation. READ MORE
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".READ MORE
There is a ROSA PARKS MUSEUM on the campus of Troy University Montgomery campus CLICK
It wasn't until the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all public accommodations nationwide were desegregated. 1964 was the year I graduated from high school. Today I find it hard to imagine.
There is an International Civil Rights Center and Museum that uses the former F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro to remind people what segregation was like and how change was wrought in the way African-Americans were treated every day of their lives. READ MORE
You can also tour the JIM CROW MUSEUM at Ferris State University. CLICK.
Then just across the road from the train depot you have::::
Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU ROSA PARKS.
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VISIT MONTPELIER THE HOME OF JAMES MADISON
Her stand for equality by such a simple but world changing act should never be forgotten.
She showed us all that small actions count. And that complacency kills the soul. I wish I were brave as she was.
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