TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum to host ‘Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail’ bus tour

Posted: Friday, 29 January 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will kickoff Black History Month on Feb.7-8 by hosting the Freedom Bus Tour celebrating the new book “Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom.”

The museum will host a reception, book signing and lecture featuring author Frye Gaillard on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a seminar on Monday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The museum stop is the first in a multi-city tour sponsored by the University of Alabama Press celebrating the publication of “Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail.” The book tells the story of Alabama’s great civil rights events and lesser-known moments paired with a practical guide to Alabama’s preserved civil rights sites and monuments.

TROY’s celebration of Black History Month will continue with other free events open to the public, including

  • A screening of the film “The Negro Soldier” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium. The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion of the black veteran experience featuring black World War II veterans.
  • The Harlem Renaissance Parlor Party featuring poetry readings, a jazz ensemble and a reception at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, inside Tine’s Alley in Whitely Hall.
  • On Wednesday, Feb. 17, author Fran Buss and Mary Robinson will discuss and sign copies of the book “Moisture of the Earth: Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist.” The book signing will start at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

For more information about upcoming events contact the Rosa Parks Museum at 334-241-8615.