Bibliography: Rosa Parks


Rosa Parks Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.


  • EI 366 Rosa Parks Bus Collection
    • box 3 Scrapbook by Mary Cummings about Montgomery City Bus Lines, 1955-2001
    • box 4-5 Montgomery Bus Boycott Scrapbook, 1955-1956

  • Small Accessions, 2010-2014
    • box 1 
    • Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday Anniversary, Ceremonial First Day of Issue Cover for "National Day of Courage, 2013
    • Commemorative Sheet of Stamps, "Courage," 2013
    • Program; National Day of Courage, a National Movement Honoring the 100th Birthday of Rosa Parks, 2013 (2013.26.5)
  • RC 34 Comic Book Collection. Addendum
    • Comic Book, "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story," 1957

  • Political History Collection
    • box 11 Instruction and game cards
      • Life Magazine Trivia Card, "Rosa Parks," June 1972
      • Life Magazine Trivia Card, "MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT," 1984
  • Poster Collection
    • Size C NEVILLE BROTHERS, 1989 (2002.185.1)

  • Postcard Collection
    • Size J City and Town Halls Dexter Avenue from Courthouse Square Fountain to the State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, 1954 (2002.184.1)
  • Acc. 2013.28.0 Day of Courage Collection
  • E.I. 1929 Edison Institute Photographs
    • box 2A Edison Institute; Celebrities, 1990s Rosa Parks Visiting Mattox House in Greenfield Village, 1992 (P.B.108917.7)
  • General Photograph Collection
    • box 19 size A Photoprints; Civil Rights Rosa Parks Seated in the Front of the Bus on the First Day of Desegregated Bus Service, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1956 (2002.17.1)
  • Acc. 2009.19.5 Curt Flood Collection
    • box 1 Photomechanical print; Rosa Parks with Curt and Judy Flood at a Dinner Event, 1994 (2009.190.5.23)


  • Detroit Free Press. "Our Turn at Farewell." Detroit Free Press, November 2, 2005. (2017.134.63)
  • Zach Gorchow, Cassandra Spratling. “Parks comes home to rest in Detroit." Detroit Free Press, November 1, 2005. (2017.134.65)
  • Ruby Bailey, Amber Hunt Martin. “Grateful nation thanks a pioneer for courage." Detroit Free Press, October 31, 2005. (2017.134.66)
  • Rochelle Riley. “Good-bye, Mrs. Parks." Detroit Free Press, October 25, 2005. (2017.134.67)
  • Suzette Hackney, Cassandra Spratling. “Mother Parks, take your rest." Detroit Free Press Special Section, November 3, 2005. (2017.134.64)


  • American Heritage. “Rosa Parks Wouldn’t Budge.” February 1972
  • Ebony, September 1963, p. 37. (Image of Rosa Parks with Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • Jet. “The Troubles of Bus Boycott’s Forgotten Woman: Montgomery, Ala. Heroine Now Ill, Poverty Stricken.” July 14, 1960. 

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