Montgomery claims pleased 108th to Rosa Parks with 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 going ahead to celebrate the civil legal rights icon’s  108th birthday. 

“For the reason that of COVID, we never have the standard significant arts and crafts type of things,” Madeline Burkhardt, adult instruction coordinator and curator. 

As an alternative, the museum at 252 Montgomery Street is providing no cost admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Rosa Parks. 

“We will have separately wrapped cupcakes,” Burkhardt reported. These are readily available when provides last

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

Attendees are demanded to don masks at all moments, and should exercise social distancing. The museum is enabling up to 25 in the long-lasting exhibition place at a time. 

For additional info about the museum, visit troy.edu/rosaparks

Citywide birthday card contest

In 1955, the Montgomery seamstress stood versus segregation by not supplying up her seat to a white male on a town bus. Her arrest grew to become the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

On Thursday, the town of Montgomery will announce the winners of its new Rosa Parks birthday card contest, which was open to learners across the town.

Various entries were being turned in, with amazing art and birthday messages for Parks penned as if she ended up alive these days. 

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