Rosa Parks Statue in Alabama

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    Rosa Parks Statue is standing in downtown Montgomery, AL, since it was unveiled on Dec 1st, 2019, 64 years after the day Parks got arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. This arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott that challenged segregation on public buses.
    The bronze statue is located near the bus stop Parks used to board the bus. The Alabama State Capitol can be seen at the background of the statue, and a few minutes’ walk from the statue is the Rosa Parks Museum. Next to the statue are metal markers for the four women who were represented in the Browder v. Gayle case, which led to the cancellation of segregation on public buses.
    The statue was created by Montgomery County artist Clydetta Fulmer, who also sculptured the statue of General Richard Montgomery standing in front of Montgomery City Hall, and Helen Keller Statue located in Alabama Public Library Service. Fulmer created the statue from photographs of Parks.
    Among the 400 people and activists who attended the unveiling ceremony was the attorney Fred Gray, who defended Rosa Parks at the Browder v. Gayle case, as well as many civil rights activists who fought segregation.

    Rosa Parks statue unveiled in Alabama on 64th anniversary of bus arrest

    Dec. 1 was the 64th anniversary of Parks' arrest that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.
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    Address: 1 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104
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