The No. 2857 bus on which Rosa Parks was riding on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama when she was arrested for her refusal to give up her seat to a white person which sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

The No. 2857 bus on which Rosa Parks was riding on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama when she was arrested for her refusal to give up her seat to a white person which sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people.  These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive.  Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.

While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people. These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive. Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.

This fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus after reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to help your students get to know a civil rights hero!

Rosa Parks Bus 3D Foldable Project & Reading

This fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus after reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to help your students get to know a civil rights hero!

In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century.

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In this 1955 picture, Rosa Parks is seen in her Montgomery county mugshot after being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger. The actions of Rosa Parks and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century.

Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is US Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is US Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

It took 40,000 Black people walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to make history.

It took 40,000 Black people walking to work for 381 days in Montgomery bus boycott and Rosa Parks to make history.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks’ act of rebellion on a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked a national movement for equal rights. Parks’ impact on the civil rights movement strikes deeper than just that day on the bus—she initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for fair housing in Detroit, and called for the release of political prisoners. Today, her legacy inspires a new generation of civil rights advocates.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks’ act of rebellion on a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked a national movement for equal rights. Parks’ impact on the civil rights movement strikes deeper than just that day on the bus—she initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for fair housing in Detroit, and called for the release of political prisoners. Today, her legacy inspires a new generation of civil rights advocates.

Bus boycott arrest photo of Nixon. Edgar Daniel Nixon (July 12, 1899 – February 25, 1987) was an African-American civil rights leader and union organizer who played a crucial role in organizing the landmark Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama in 1955. It highlighted the issues of segregation in the South, was upheld for more than a year by black residents, and nearly brought the city-owned bus system to bankruptcy.

Bus boycott arrest photo of Nixon. Edgar Daniel Nixon (July 12, 1899 – February 25, 1987) was an African-American civil rights leader and union organizer who played a crucial role in organizing the landmark Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama in 1955. It highlighted the issues of segregation in the South, was upheld for more than a year by black residents, and nearly brought the city-owned bus system to bankruptcy.

Rosa Parks being fingerprinted during 1956 arrest for participation in the Montgomery bus boycott.

Rosa Parks being fingerprinted during 1956 arrest for participation in the Montgomery bus boycott.

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