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The 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’ Unlawful Arrest:

The POWER of Economic Boycott

Tuesday, December 1

12:30pm – 1:45pm

General Motors Theater

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Park was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for a violating a city law which required racial segregation of public buses by refusing to move to the back of the bus when demanded. For this silent act of courage, which quickly resonated around the world and initiated Civil Rights demonstrations, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks adopted the titled of "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." On the 60th Anniversary of this monumental moment in Black History, join us for a celebration and remembrance of "Auntie Rosa."




Special Video and Remarks

by Former Detroit City Council Member

JoAnn Watson



Book Reading and Signing

by Shelia Keys, the niece of Rosa Parks


 Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons



Skit Performance

The Price of Freedom: The Untold Story of Rosa Parks

by author and acclaimed actress/storyteller, Madelyn Porter




Teaching With Documents: An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks (Courtesy of The National Archives)


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™