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Ever Wonder What Happened To The Montgomery, AL Bus Rosa Parks Boarded on December 1, 1955?

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Black Mail Fast Fact: The actual bus that Rosa Parks rode on December 1, 1955 (which helped launch the Montgomery Bus Boycott) sat in a field for 30 years in Alabama before it was restored to its original condition. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan bought the bus through an auction for $492,000 in 2001 and then had it restored at an additional cost of $300,000 The restoration took place in Southfield, MI and was paid for by government grants (Save America’s Treasures Grant). The bus remains on display at The Henry Ford Museum

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60th Anniversary Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott – December 1, 2015

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1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott – Blacks In Montgomery Walking To Work To Avoid Taking The Bus.

 I’d See The Bus Pass Every Day……..

But To Me, That Was A Way of Life…..

We Had No Choice But To Accept What Was The Custom.

The Bus Was Among The First Ways I Realized There Was A Black World And A White World.

-Rosa Parks

What proverbial “bus” (injustice/discrimination/racism) is passing us by (on a daily basis)……that we are just accepting as a ‘way of life’?

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True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks!

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Rosa Parks is a civil rights icon who is well known for not giving up her seat on a Montgomery Bus in 1955. Below are some facts that you may not know about Rosa Parks.

  1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver –
  2. Parks was a lifelong believer in self-defense. Malcolm X was one of her personal heroes
  3. Her husband was her political partner
  4. Many of Parks’ ancestors were Indians.
  5. Parks’ arrest had grave consequences for her family’s health and economic well-being

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanne-theoharis/rosa-parks-100th-birthday_b_2614678.html

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