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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
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Very interesting and informative museum

An informative and interesting testimony to the mother of the civil rights movement. As Europeans this really did give us a deep understanding of the significance of the simple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An informative and interesting testimony to the mother of the civil rights movement. As Europeans this really did give us a deep understanding of the significance of the simple action of Rosa Parks in making a stand for her rights and how its subsequent events directed the civil rights movement. The film clips and especially the bus experience brought to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For one of the most important Civil Rights museums, this was not quite as good as it could have been. The Children's museum gives a virtual bus ride that Roisa Parks took and is good. It also gives biographies of the main players in the bus boycott and the march from Selma to Montgomery. The main museum looks a little... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to cover civil rights when you visit Montgomery don't miss this. Insight into Rosa Parks and details of her fateful day and the bus boycott that followed. The Audi-visual is especially good. Call for start times if video. Note that there is also a children's section with a separate admission but we didn't do that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a step back in time to learn a lot about the civil rights movement. It's an experience worth having.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very informative and well structured account of the Montgomery bussing issue and the courage of the people acting collectively. A big eye opener was how young Martin Luther King was at the time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little museum, I recommend doing both sides it's only $14 and the kids side is actually very informative good for kids and adults. I learned a lot.

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Stephenville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum exhibit brings the viewer right into the experience of the Montgomery bus boycott. I feel that I have a good knowledge of the history of this time period, but I learned some interesting details that gave me a deeper appreciation ov Rosa Parks and the others involved in the beginning of the movement

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and everybody else in my group learned a great deal about Rosa Parks. History class makes Rosa Parks seem one dimensional but the tour really shows you all of her life works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. It is a beautiful centre in a very important location, on the site where Rosa Parks famously refused to vacate her seat. The staff are incredibly informative and willing to help and the video based exhibitions within are well put together and very detailed and interesting. It is only $7.50 to enter the 1955 exhibit which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Even if you don't have children with you, take the children's segment of the tour. Well worth it. I will do this again with more family members

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