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The City of Montgomery built this public park on one of the
lots occupied by the Montgomery Fair Department Store.
Rosa Parks was an assistant to the tailor for Montgomery Fair.
On December 1, 1955, Mrs. Parks left her…
Black and brown people in the United States often are presumed dangerous and guilty when thet have done nothing wrong. Our history of racial inequality has created conscious and unconscious bias that has resulted in racial discrimination against p…
In the 17th and 18th centuries, 12 million African people were kidnapped, chained, and brought to the Americas after a torturous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly two million people died during the voyage. The labor of enslaved black peopl…
On multiple occasions in 1955, black women were arrested for challenging Montgomery's law requiring racial segregation on buses. The arrest of Rosa Parks sparked a mass protest that launched the modern civil rights movement and brought to prominen…
The Transatlantic Slave Trade killed millions of African people. Men, women, and children were kidnapped and taken in chains to the Americas to create wealth for Europeans. For over two centuries, enslaved black people in the United States were ba…
On August 28, 1917, 3,677 Alabama National Guardsmen departed
from Montgomery's Union Station for shipment to France as the
167th United States Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Divison.
Serving in the 84th Brigade, with their sister …
The First Offices
Feb. 22, 1861
May 21, 1861.
on this original
site by Preceptor
Beta Sigma Phi,
on June 2,…
Greek immigrant Christopher Anastasios Katechis opened Chris' Hot Dogs on May 1, 1917, at 138 Dexter Avenue. Until the 1960's, Chris offered curb service for its hot dogs, leading to long lines of cars cued for service. The hot dogs featured Chris…
Munitions of war furnished
by this foundry to the
1861 — 1865
The six streets which cross Dexter Avenue between Court Square and the State Capitol are named for Oliver Hazard Perry, James Lawrence, Thomas Macdonough, Issac Hull, Stephen Decatur and William Bainbridge, all naval officers of the War …