Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

RosaParksDress

Rosa Parks’ Dress, c. 1955

Rosa Parks was making the garment shortly before her arrest for not giving up her seat on a segregated bus—the event that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and placed the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The dress is part of the Black Fashion Museum Collection that was donated to NMAAHC.

Rosa Parks’ Dress, c. 1955

Rosa Parks was making the garment shortly before her arrest for…

Courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture