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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks

Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

 
 
Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 8, 2011
1. Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating
the
centennial
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Here stood
Mrs. Rosa Parks
Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
and
honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
where she boarded the Montgomery Public Bus
December 1, 1955

Dr. Barbara A. McKinzie Centennial International President
Dr. Juanita Sims Doty, Centennial South Eastern Regional Director
Marker dedicated March 2008

 
Erected 2008 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
 
Location. 32° 22.657′ N, 86° 18.548′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square and Dexter Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Court Square. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Intersection of History: Court Square (here, next to this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop (here, next to this marker); The Lightning Route / Central Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); Decorative Lions Heads
Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 8, 2011
2. Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker
Marker sets next to the Bus Stop marker as pictured here to the right
(a few steps from this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square (a few steps from this marker); Court Square Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegram Which Began War Between The States / Winter Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 8, 2011
3. Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker
Marker as seen from across Court Square to the left
Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 8, 2011
4. Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks Marker
Looking the opposite direction from the marker, the Rosa Parks marker next to it can be seen to the left
Rosa Parks & D. H. Lackey image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Rosa Parks & D. H. Lackey
This 1956 AP photo of Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by Sheriff D. H. Lackey hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“As a boycott of Montgomery, Alabama's racially segregated buses entered its third month, Rosa Parks was arrested for the second time. One of 115 black Montgomerians including Martin Luther King Jr. to be indicted by the county grand jury on charges of violating a 1921 Alabama law prohibiting boycotts, Parks was taken into custody and jailed on February 22, 1956. Although the Montgomery Improvement Association quickly posted Parks's bail, this wire service photo of the dignified seamstress being fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D. H. Lackey appeared the next day on the front page of the New York Times and ran in countless newspapers across the nation.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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