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Dyersburg in Dyer County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mrs. Rosa M. Parks

Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement

 
 
Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
1. Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005). She was tired; her feet ached. The year was 1955 in the month of December when this seamstress was returning home on the Cleveland Street bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was ordered to give up her seat to a white man. When she remained seated, that simple decision eventually led to the disintegration of institutionalized segregation in the south, ushering in a new era of the civil rights movement.

The Citizens of Dyersburg, Tennessee gratefully acknowledge how far we’ve come and how much better we can be if we step beyond the shackles of the past.
 
Location. 36° 0.396′ N, 89° 23.9′ W. Marker is in Dyersburg, Tennessee, in Dyer County. Marker is at the intersection of Bypass U.S. 51 and South Main Avenue (Business Tennessee Highway 3), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51Bypass . Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dyersburg TN 38024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dyer County in the War (approx. 1.9 miles away); Otho French Strahl (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dyer County / Lauderdale County (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Nash
Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
2. Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Key Corner (approx. 6.3 miles away); Dyersburg Army Airfield (approx. 7.3 miles away); Thomas Conyers, Sr. (approx. 14.3 miles away); Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza (approx. 17.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dyersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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