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The E. L. Posey Parking Lot

 
 
The E. L. Posey Parking Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
1. The E. L. Posey Parking Lot Marker
Inscription. This site, known as “Posey’s Parking Lot,” served the black community as one of two major transportation centers during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mrs. Rosa Parks’s December 1, 1955 arrest following her refusal to surrender her seat at the order of the white bus driver sparked protests against segregation on the Montgomery City Bus Lines. After city authorities outlawed the use of black taxis as an alternative form of transportation for boycotters, the parking lot, operated by local black business owners, Eddie L. and Dorothy Posey, served as a transportation hub in the midst of the city’s black business district. Over 200 sedans and station wagons, dubbed “rolling churches” since many were owned and operated by African-American churches, shuttled some 2,000 black passengers daily over more than a year to work and to shop. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower federal court decision in Browder vs. Gayle, declaring segregation in city bus seating unconstitutional. Integrated bus service began on December 21, 1956. This parking lot continued to operate until 1967.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 22.703′ N, 86° 18.309′ W. Marker
The E. L. Posey Former Parking Lot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 12, 2014
2. The E. L. Posey Former Parking Lot
is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North McDonough Street and Monroe Street, on the left when traveling north on North McDonough Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: McDonough Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery's Slave Depots/Montgomery's Slave Traders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Heroes of the War of 1812 (about 400 feet away); The Capital City Guards (about 400 feet away); Fred David Gray (about 500 feet away); Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (about 500 feet away); History of the Alabama State Bar (about 600 feet away); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (about 600 feet away); Howell Thomas Heflin (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  The Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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