Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour

Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour (HMIR1)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.585', W 86° 18.686'

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At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks' trial, as a protest by African - Americans for unequal treatment they received on the bus line. Refusing to ride the buses, they maintained the Boycott until the U. S. Supreme Court ordered integration of public transportation one year later. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Boycott, the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
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In 1938, young country singer Hank Williams won a contest on the stage of the Empire Theatre. Born in Butler County, south of Montgomery, on September 17, 1923, Williams learned to play the guitar and sing on the streets of Georgiana. Writing songs and performing, he made his way to Nashville, where in 1949 his "Lovesick Blues" stopped the show at the Grand Ole Opry. Other acclaimed composition include "Your Cheatin" Heart", "Jambalaya", and "Kaw-Liga". Williams died on January 1, 1953, and is buried in Montgomery's Oakwood Annex Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMIR1
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564772 N 3582368
Decimal Degrees32.37641667, -86.31143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.585', W 86° 18.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 35.10" N, 86° 18' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 274-298 Montgomery St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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