December 1, 2005

Ms. Parks, Your Bus Is Safe

Bejamin Greenberg posts an article that everyone should read about what happened to The Bus after Rosa Parks caused such a furor on it. I'll spoil the story: It was carefully hidden and saved for us, despite being shot at and vandalized by those who would rather Jim Crow had never fallen. It's in the Henry Ford Museum, and it's been restored. The article was written by the grocery store owner who persevered in holding the bus in trust for America, and who felt the time was finally right - so that fifty years after Rosa kept her seat, The Bus is Back.

Posted by jbz at December 1, 2005 1:46 PM | TrackBack

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Thanks for plugging the story. I can't wait to read the book. I hope lots of people buy it and read it. There is not enough Civil Rights Movement history from the perspectives of the local people who *were* the movement.

Posted by: Ben G. at December 4, 2005 6:33 PM
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