Although it was meant to be a one-day protest of Alabama's arrest of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott took on a life of its own and ultimately evolved into nearly 400 days of civil rights activism in the 1950s. The boycott achieved change through abstaining from an action, but The African-American Museum, a Fair Park anchor and the only museum of its kind in America, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the boycott with a series of events that encourage more action. A series of all-ages events to educate and inspire the Dallas community runs through January 2008. The boycott and the world it took place in is showcased through photographs, political cartoons, historic and contemporary writings, and audio-visual installations. In addition to the exhibit and its memorabilia, the museum offers symposia on civil rights, a Music, Cinema and History series with gospel performances and oral histories, and a Family Series for children and students. 381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story exhibits from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Saturday through January 13, 2008, at the African-American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave., in Fair Park. Admission is free. Call 214-565-9026 or visit aamdallas.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 7. Continues through Jan. 13, 2007