"Ballad of Momma Rosa Parks" by Baytown Singers, 1963

Baytown Singers and MGM Records1963

The Henry Ford

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Rosa Parks' December 1, 1955 refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus led to such successful public action that many consider her act to be the spark that ignited the Civil Rights movement. The Baytown Singers, a group of folk-singing southern California college students, immortalized her story in song.

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  • Title: "Ballad of Momma Rosa Parks" by Baytown Singers, 1963
  • Creator: Baytown Singers, MGM Records
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Location: United States, California, Hollywood
  • Subject Keywords: 45 rpm records, Phonograph records, Sound recordings, Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005, Civil rights movements, African Americans
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=352894
  • Object Name: Phonograph record
  • Object ID: 2006.3.1
  • Image ID: THF31933
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William S. Pretzer