Studebaker National Museum opens Parks and Segregation exhibit
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr, the Studebaker National Museum offered free admission and launched a brand new exhibit. The Parks and Segregation exhibit will run through the end of February in honor of African American history month.
"This was one of the triggers of the nation's civil rights movement, the Montgomery bus boycott came out of this and really showed that you could demonstrate against it, but there are peaceful ways to do that. Which was a crucial part of Dr. King's work," said Andrew Beckman, Archivist at the Studebaker National Museum.
The exhibit looks at Rosa Parks’ role in integrating Montgomery’s buses through her graceful stand in the face of “Jim Crow” laws, her arrest, the subsequent Montgomery bus boycott, and her lasting legacy, according to the museum website.