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Diagram of the Bus Showing Where Rosa Parks Was Seated

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Creator:United States. District Court (Alabama : Middle District : Montgomery Division)
Title:Diagram of the Bus Showing Where Rosa Parks Was Seated
Date:1955
Description:

This diagram shows where Rosa Parks was seated on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus on December 1, 1955. At that time, the front 10 seats of the Montgomery city buses were permanently reserved for white passengers. Parks was seated in the first row behind those 10 seats. When the bus became crowded, the bus driver instructed Parks and the other three passengers seated in that row, all African Americans, to vacate their seats for the white passengers boarding. Eventually, three of the passengers moved, while Parks remained seated. When Parks disobeyed the bus driver's request to move, he called the police.

Local identification number: ARC Identifier: 596069

Local identification number: Other Identifier: 04767 (NARA Internal Exhibit Tracking Number for the Public Vaults exhibit.)

Types:Drawings (visual works) | StillImage
Subjects:Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 | Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956 | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Boycotts--Alabama--Montgomery | United States, Alabama, Montgomery, 32.366805, -86.299969
Collection:Civil Case Files, 1938-1995, Records of the District Courts of the United States
Institution:National Archives at Atlanta
Contributors:United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Atlanta Branch
Original Material:

Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2004, Civil Case Files, Aurelia S. Browder et al. v. W. A. Gayle et al., No. 1147, 9/1938 - 11/26/1968, National Archives at Atlanta.

Rights and Usage:

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Persistent Link to Item:https://catalog.archives.gov/id/596069