Dress sewn by Rosa Parks
Created by: Rosa Parks, 1955 - 1956
synthetic fiber and metal
Dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested for not giving up her seat on a segregated bus. The dress is part of the Black
Fashion Museum Collection that was donated to NMAAHC.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane