“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Cleveland Court Apartments

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By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
1. Cleveland Court Apartments Marker
Inscription.  On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks left work and boarded a downtown bus. Her destination was home, Cleveland Court Apartment No. 634. She didn't make it home that day as she was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white man. This single act of defiance, violating the segregation laws of that time, led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and launched Rosa Parks into the national spotlight. She later became a distinct symbol as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

The apartment complex was built in 1941 and is managed by the Montgomery Housing Authority. Rosa and Raymond Parks resided in apartment No. 634 until 1957. They moved to Detroit, Michigan after the Montgomery bus boycott ended. The Cleveland Court Apartment building 620-638 was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 2001.
Erected by The Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1951.
Location. 32° 21.795′ N, 86° 19.018′ W.
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By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
2. Cleveland Court Apartments
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Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Rosa L Parks Avenue and Meehan Street, on the right when traveling south on Rosa L Parks Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Rosa L Parks Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Holt Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Sherman W. White, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bertha Pleasant Williams Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charlie and Lucille Times (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Rosa L Parks & Martin Luther King, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1955
3. Rosa L Parks & Martin Luther King, Jr.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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