"Rosa Parks II" Quilt by Yvonne Wells, 2006

Wells, Yvonne2006

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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. Yvonne Wells, a self-taught artist and retired schoolteacher, created this pictorial quilt without using patterns or templates.


  • Title: "Rosa Parks II" Quilt by Yvonne Wells, 2006
  • Creator: Wells, Yvonne
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Location: United States, Alabama, Tuscaloosa, United States, Alabama, Montgomery
  • Subject Keywords: Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956, Pictorial quilts, Commemorative quilts, Quilts, Bed coverings, Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005, Boycotts, Civil rights movements, African Americans, Civil rights workers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=360334
  • Object Name: Pictorial quilt
  • Object ID: 2008.118.1
  • Image ID: THF94582
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

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