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!

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.

1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot

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1955 — Rosa Parks mugshot

Lost for more than 50 years since they were featured in Life magazine, Gordon Parks’s stunning images show daily life for one Alabama family in the shadow of race riots, bus boycotts and the fight for civil rights

Shotguns and sundaes: Gordon Parks's rare photographs of everyday life in the segregated South

Lost for more than 50 years since they were featured in Life magazine, Gordon Parks’s stunning images show daily life for one Alabama family in the shadow of race riots, bus boycotts and the fight for civil rights

On Dec. 5, 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, one of the most powerful stories of organizing and social change in U.S. history. Yet many people still associate it with an isolated act by Rosa Parks. Out of Montgomery’s 50,000 African American residents, 30,000-40,000 participated in the boycott. For 381 days, they walked, bicycled or car-pooled, depriving the bus company of a substantial portion of its revenue. ©Don Cravens/Time Life/Getty Images.

On Dec. 5, 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, one of the most powerful stories of organizing and social change in U.S. history. Yet many people still associate it with an isolated act by Rosa Parks. Out of Montgomery’s 50,000 African American residents, 30,000-40,000 participated in the boycott. For 381 days, they walked, bicycled or car-pooled, depriving the bus company of a substantial portion of its revenue. ©Don Cravens/Time Life/Getty Images.

Eyes on the Prize - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Eyes on the Prize - Montgomery Bus Boycott

Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks, who touched off the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott

Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks, who touched off the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott

Dr. King arrested for boycotting the buses, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.

Dr. King arrested for boycotting the buses, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.

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