Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a protest by African - Americans for unequal treatment they received on the bus line. Refusing to ride the buses, they maintained the Boycott until the U. S. Supreme Court ordered integration of public transportation one year later. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Boycott, the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
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In 1938, young country singer Hank Williams won a contest on the stage of the Empire Theatre. Born in Butler County, south of Montgomery, on September 17, 1923, Williams learned to play the guitar and sing on the streets of Georgiana. Writing songs and performing, he made his way to Nashville, where in 1949 his “Lovesick Blues” stopped the show at the Grand Ole Opry. Other acclaimed compositions include “Your Cheatin' Heart”, “Jambalaya”, and “Kaw-Liga”. Williams died on January 1, 1953, and is buried in Montgomery’s Oakwood Annex Cemetery.
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Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 22.585′ N, 86° 18.686′ W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker was on Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker located in front of the Rosa Parks Museum. Marker was at or near this postal address: 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (a few steps from this marker); Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" (a few steps from this marker); The First White House of the Confederacy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of Segregation (about 600 feet away); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (about 600 feet away); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (about 700 feet away); Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ (about 700 feet away); The Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building and US Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
More about this marker. Marker has been replaced by a new double
Also see . . .
1. Rosa Parks Bus - Curating & Preserving - The Henry Ford Museum. (Submitted on March 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. The People, The Community, The Movement That Changed The World. The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by the Montgomery Advertiser. (Submitted on March 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
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