March 1, 2024


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Montgomery suggests pleased 108th to Rosa Parks with playing cards, cupcakes and museum tours

This Rosa Parks birthday card by Niema Hussain, a 17-year-old 11th grade homeschooled student in Montgomery. It features Parks speaking in 1968 at the Poor People's March at the Washington Monument.

Saturday’s celebration is toned down a little due to virus constraints, but Montgomery’s Rosa Parks Museum is transferring forward to celebrate the civil legal rights icon’s  108th birthday. 

“Since of COVID, we never have the standard large arts and crafts variety of stuff,” Madeline Burkhardt, grownup schooling coordinator and curator. 

Instead, the museum at 252 Montgomery Avenue is providing free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Rosa Parks. 

“We will have separately wrapped cupcakes,” Burkhardt claimed. These are accessible although supplies previous

“You can make a birthday card for Rosa, go away it with us and we will exhibit them,” Burkhardt explained. 

Attendees are expected to use masks at all moments, and need to practice social distancing. The museum is permitting up to 25 in the long lasting exhibition space at a time. 

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Citywide birthday card contest

In 1955, the Montgomery seamstress stood in opposition to segregation by not offering up her seat to a white male on a town bus. Her arrest became the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

On Thursday, the metropolis of Montgomery will announce the winners of its new Rosa Parks birthday card contest, which was open up to students throughout the metropolis.

A number of entries have been turned in, with awesome art and birthday messages for Parks written as if she ended up alive today.