Rosa Parks sat down on a bus to take a stand and ignite action. Take it forward by speaking out in honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Be part of the National Day of Courage.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery, Alabama, city bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality by refusing to give up her seat so a white man could sit down.
Join this national commemoration of Rosa Parks on Monday, February 4, at The Henry Ford. Sit on the actual bus where this historic event happened. Hear her story. Join national conversations featuring Julian Bond, Eleanor Clift and more. Gain perspective. Get inspired and decide what you have the courage to do.
Admission to Henry Ford Museum on February 4, 2013, is free. Museum will be open with special hours, 9:30am-9:30pm.
Day of Courage speakers and key events will be streamed live worldwide on 2.4.13.
What do you have the courage to do? Print it on a "Badge of Courage" available for download on The Henry Ford's Facebook page. Wear it to school or work. Post it on your favorite social site or photo stream. Share with friends and family. It’s easy to be a part of the movement.