Detroit-area museum to celebrate 100th anniversary of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks' birth
The Henry Ford will welcome visitors for daylong event Monday with chance to sit on famous bus
A Detroit-area museum is planning a celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of civil rights icon Rosa Parks' birth.
The Henry Ford in Dearborn is set to welcome visitors to a daylong event Monday featuring remarks from civil rights leader Julian Bond, Parks biographer Douglas Brinkley and others, as well as live music and presentations.
Event-goers also are to have the opportunity to take a seat on the Rosa Parks bus, which is on permanent display inside the Henry Ford Museum.
Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, an act that helped bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence.
Parks later moved to Detroit. She died in 2005.
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