How Rosa Began the Move Forward

Rosa Parks on a Montgomery bus in 1955.

FLORENCE – A traveling exhibit is on display at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library from October 5-29 highlighting Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

“Tired of Giving In” is presented in partnership with Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Parks stepped aboard a public bus in Montgomery on December 1, 1955 and sat in the first of several rows designated for “colored” passengers. At that time, the government of Alabama was a strong enforcer of Jim Crow laws which legalized racial segregation and