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Reception officially opens 60th anniversary exhibit at Rosa Parks Museum

MONTGOMERY - The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University's Montgomery Campus officially kicked off its celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Monday night with a gallery reception to open two special exhibits.

"The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Reflection of 60 Years," which will be on display through Feb. 29 in the museum's gallery, explores how media covered the boycott through a series of photographs, images of newspapers and editorial cartoons. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, and Scotty and Jacqlyn Kirkland of Kirkland Creative Group. In addition, a weeklong exhibit of special bus boycott artifacts opened Monday, including the original fingerprint arrest record of Rosa Parks, a fare machine from a 1955 bus and a Jim Crow-era waiting room sign.

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Exhibits help commemorate 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest, Montgomery Bus Boycott

MONTGOMERY - A pair of exhibits at the Rosa Parks Museum on Troy University’s Montgomery Campus are a part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Dec. 1 will mark the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest after she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white male. Her stance and subsequent arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by African Americans.

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Rosa Parks' nieces share memories of 'Auntie Rosa' at Troy University

Members of Rosa Parks' family including her niece Sheila McCauley Keys visited Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on Feb. 4 for a special event celebrating Parks' birthday. Keys read from her new book, "Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons," which offers unique insight into Parks' family and home life in the years after her historic arrest in 1955. Keys, joined on stage by two of her sisters, shared family stories that gave listeners a better understanding of the woman they knew as "Auntie Rosa."

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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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