Rosa Parks is an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man despite taunts by the bus driver to call the police on her. This sparked a flurry of events leading to the Montgomery Bus Boycott participated in by no less than Martin Luther King Jr. has forever etched the civil rights activist Rosa Parks into the heart and minds of millions of African Americans earning her the distinction as the mother of the freedom movement.
Such acclaim deserves no less than the continuing remembrance of her life and struggles through the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. This establishment is situated inside Troy State University, a perfect location for anyone who wishes to know more of the brave woman and of the African American Civil Rights Movement.
The museum house different materials revolving around the life and works of people associated with the Movement and these can be easily perused by anyone who wants to use them for research, studies, or simply for pleasure. Aside from the wealth of information one can gather from the materials available in the library and the museum, a permanent exhibit is set up for the viewing pleasure of the public wherein the racial segregation and the Montgomery Bus Boycott are portrayed in life size detail for better understanding of its effects. For groups tours of the place, classrooms, conference rooms, and an auditorium are available in the premises where discussions can take place.
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum is open from Monday to Friday at 9 am – 5pm and on Saturday from 9 am – 3pm. There is a minimal admission fee for adults and children.