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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
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 Route 3), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 51Bypass . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dyersburg TN 38024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dyer County in the War (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
2. Mrs. Rosa M. Parks Marker
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First United Methodist Church, Dyersburg (approx. 2.1 miles away); Otho French Strahl (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dyer County / Lauderdale County (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Nash (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dyersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022