Cleveland Court Apartments - Montgomery, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 21.795 W 086° 19.018
16S E 564261 N 3580905
Quick Description: Location on Rosa L Parks Avenue where Rosa Parks and her husband lived during the Bus Boycott of 1955.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 11:03:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMJZ4Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Marker Text:

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks left work and boarded a downtown bus. Her destination was home, Cleveland Court Apartment No. 634. She didn't make it home that day as she was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white man. This single act of defiance, violating the segregation laws of that time, led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and launched Rosa Parks into the national spotlight. She later became a distinct symbol as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
The apartment complex was built in 1941 and is managed by the Montgomery Housing Authority. Rosa and Raymond Parks in apartment No. 634 until 1957. They moved to Detroit, Michigan after the Montgomery bus boycott ended. The Cleveland Court Apartment building 620-638 was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 2001.
Marker Name: Cleveland Court Apartments

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Association. More about the Montgomery Bus Boycott:

Date Dedicated / Placed: Not Listed

Marker Number: Not Listed

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