Marlborough: Montgomery Bus Boycott presentation

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
Event:
Marlborough: Montgomery Bus Boycott presentation
Date:
January 16, 2013
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
Category:
Updated:
January 3, 2013
Venue:
Marlborough Public Library/Bigelow Auditorium
Phone:
413 648 9663
Address:
Google Map
35 West Main St., Marlborough, MA, 01752, United States

Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., join the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., in the Bigelow Auditorium as Dr. Gary Hylander brings his enthusiastic, interactive approach to history with an engaging presentation on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On a cold December afternoon in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress boarded a city bus after a long day at the sewing machine. Montgomery’s Jim Crow laws provided that as the bus filled up, black riders had to surrender their seats to white passengers. Parks refused to move. What followed was a 381 day bus boycott by black riders that drew national attention and introduced the country to an unknown Baptist preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. The program is free and open to the public.







Support local businesses!

Recently Commented

Recently Added