Rosa Parks Day in Alabama
2020 Youth Essay Competition
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, former home church of Mrs. Rosa Parks, is holding an essay competition as part of Rosa Parks Day.
Mrs. Parks was an advocate for the education of young people during her tenure as secretary for the Montgomery NAACP in the 50s. She was responsible for mentoring students of the Youth Council of the NAACP. In keeping with Mrs. Parks’ focus on educating young people, the Rosa Parks Essay Contest is in honor of Mrs. Parks’ legacy.
Submissions are due Nov. 20, 2020 with the theme of Dismantling Systemic Racism.
For more information download the essay application below.
2020 Schedule of Events
Dec. 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Unity Walk to Celebrate Rosa Parks’ Faith and Legacy
in the Civil Rights Movement
March from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to Rosa Parks Museum (.7 miles)
- 5:30 p.m. - Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Cromwell A. Handy - 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
- 6 p.m. - Rosa Parks Museum - 252 Montgomery Street
Dec. 1 - 7 p.m.
Closing Celebration Service
Invitation Only due to Covid-19 pandemic
- 7 p.m. - Saint Paul AME Church, 706 Patton Ave.
Essay Winners' Presentations
Saint Paul AME Church
706 East Patten Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36111
Rev. Dr. Agnes Lover, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn L. Denson, Presiding Elder
Rt. Rev. Harry L. Seawright, Presiding Bishop
Rosa Parks Museum
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Join us for Rosa Parks Day in Alabama. Created by an act of the Alabama Legislature in 2018. Proclaiming December 1st as a day to honor Mrs. Rosa L. Parks for heroic act of civil defiance by refusing to relinquish her seatt to a white man on a Montgomery bus Dec. 1, 1955. Her act led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
To honor the life and legacy of Mrs. Rosa Parks in her home state of Alabama. To highlight the history of Saint Paul AME church, the home church of Mrs. Parks
2020 Rosa Parks Day
Let us hear from you!