Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- No, Chinese investors aren't 'buying up Detroit' – but they do have an eye on the Motor City
- The average Michigan family needs $52,330 a year to 'make ends meet'
- Here are our 10 favorite photos of what your winter looks like
- Michigan's Attorney General is risking his political future over the gay marriage case
- Records may fall with the snow this week in Michigan
Politics & Government
Mon February 4, 2013
Stateside: Celebrating Rosa Parks' 100th birthday at the Henry Ford
The following is a summary of an audio segment. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.
Today marks the 100th birthday of civil rights leader, Rosa Parks.
Back in 1955, the south was segregated.
And on December 1 of that year, a 42-year old seamstress refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama and was arrested for it.
That simple act of courage helped spark the civil rights movement in America.
Today, that bus lives in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
Culture & History