This MLK Day, See and Learn About the 5 Vehicles That Helped Change America Forever

January 16, 2015 9:53 PM

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There is perhaps no more iconic vehicle in the Civil Rights Movement than the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat. After painstaking research (including special analysis of the paint), the Henry Ford Museum confirms they have the original bus she was on that fateful day. Make a quick trip to The Henry Ford and you too can sit on this famous bus.

On May 14, 1961 a mob of Klansmen attacked the Freedom Riders's Greyhound bus after it rolled through an unwelcoming Anniston, Alabama. The bus first had its tires slashed at the bus station before leaving town and was then firebombed outside of town. Riders were beaten as they escaped the burning b...

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