Have you visited Montgomery, Alabama? We made a quick visit earlier this year to see some of the historic sites. We both believe that it’s never too young to expose children to history. It had been five years since our first visit to Montgomery. During that trip in 2017, we visited Martin Luther King Jr.’s home and met his neighbor, Vera Harris. I posted photos to my blog on May 26th, 2017.
Montgomery was founded in 1819 by the unification of two villages, New Philadelphia and East Alabama. The connection point was Court Square.
We visited the Montgomery Bus Boycott sites, including the exact spot where Rosa Parks boarded the bus on December 1st, 1955.
Returning from her job as a seamstress at a local department store, Rosa Parks was asked to give up her seat because of the color of her skin, but she bravely refused.
The Bus Boycott began a few days later and continued for over a year, when public transportation was integrated by order of the U.S. Supreme Court.
For standing up against the unjust segregation on buses, Rosa Parks lost her job. She and her husband ended up resettling in Detroit to escape the unjust hostility that they faced following the Montgomery Bus Boycott.