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Diagram of Bus 2857 Showing Where Rosa Parks Was Seated, Montgomery, 1955

| April 24, 2010

From the National Archives, the diagram of bus 2857 showing where Rosa Parks was seated when she refused to move to the back on the bus on Dec. 1, 1955. The bus was in front of the Empire Theater on Montgomery Street in Montgomery, Ala., that day. Parks’ refusal was a turning point in the civil rights movement.

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