Rosa Parks Museum

Rosa Parks Museum

is part of the Troy campus, and it stands at the corner of Montgomery and Moulton Streets, directly across from the old Paramount (Davis Theater). It occupies the former site of the Empire Theater, and is contiguous to the very bus stop made famous when Rosa Parks was arrested there in 1955. The 3-story structure, built by Troy University, includes the museum on its ground floor, and above that is a small auditorium and the University library.

Rosa ParksAt right is the famous picture of Rosa Parks being booked and fingerprinted following the bus seat incident . Below is the old city jail in which the incarceration  took place. The old jail building is still standing at the back of the “city Lot” off of North Ripley Street, is now used as the city morgue…

Rosa Parks Jail

-Charles Humphries

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