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Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
Reviewed February 23, 2014

awesome reenactment of how this unfolded with a real bus in place and the clips to show thru the windows of bus.

Thank Jazz7up
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We found the museum very interesting. The exhibits were set up in a way to draw you into the museum. The bus exhibit was outstanding and gave you a good understanding of the events that led to the boycott. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer a wide variety of questions. This is a museum that children would find interesting.

Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is actually one of the most engaging museums/sites I saw in Montgomery.

The museum tour is lead by a guide, it's not a wander on your own type thing. our guide was really engaging and well-informed.

It starts with a video, then you go through the timeline of the bus boycott, from Parks' arrest to the integration of the buses. I learned a lot (the lawsuit didn't involve Mrs. Parks) and was touched by the courage and determination of the movement.

Thank rustymambo
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

It was revealing to see the actual footage of the incident that Rosa Parks endured. There was a replica of the bus and a life sized video inside the bus showing the incident. It felt as though I was standing just outside the bus as the incident was taking place. This activity would be a great educational experience for all ages.

1  Thank SMM954
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Troy Univerity houses a small but very well done museum in town. We were impressed and learned a lot. Especially the bus as a medium to play the historic event was riveting. Be careful if you google Rosa Parks Museum and the first site tells you it is closed Saturday. NOT true! The staff there said they tried invain to have it changed. Troy University has the correct link.

2  Thank Margit N
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