The Bus Diagram From Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records

Rosa Parks Arrest Record

Page 4 from Rosa Parks’ four-page arrest records from December 1, 1955. A diagram of the bus seats with the seat Parks wouldn’t give up marked with a line.

To see the whole four-page report, including Parks’ fingerprints and with really cool explanatory notes see: Smithsonian.com

Image source: [National Archives]

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4 Responses to The Bus Diagram From Rosa Parks’ Arrest Records

  1. itwasjudith says:

    including a map of the bus and the seat seem almost insane… though, probably a routine task of theirs, i guess 🙂

    • I know what you mean: it kind of reminds me of the car accident reports that we fill out when we get into a fender bender. But so awesome how something so mundane can help illustrate history more than a textbook. Imagine if in class we had seen this alongside our textbook describing the event – might have seemed a bit more real!

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