Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

United Press International [Portrait of Rosa Parks]

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09778.04 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 21 December 1956 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 25.3 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One photograph of Rosa Parks dated December 21, 1956. Image has been edited to feature a closer portrait of Parks riding a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956 on the day that segregation in public transportation was banned.

People: Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African AmericansAfrican American HistoryWomen's HistoryCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsActivismRace discriminationSegregation

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources