AR­REST RECORDS OF ROSA PARKS, MLK TO BE PRE­SERVED

South Florida Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

MONT­GOMERY, Ala. - Court records from the ar­rests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and oth­ers at the dawn of the mod­ern civil rights era are be­ing pre­served af­ter be­ing dis­cov­ered in an Alabama court­house.

Archivists at his­tor­i­cally black Alabama State Uni­ver­sity are cat­a­logu­ing and flat­ten­ing dozens of doc­u­ments found at the Mont­gomery County Court­house.Circuit Clerk Tif­fany McCord hopes elec­tronic ver­sions will be avail­able for view­ing as early as late June.

Once the records are added to Alabama's on­line court sys­tem, his­to­ri­ans and oth­ers will be able to read the orig­i­nal plead­ings filed by Parks' at­tor­neys fol­low­ing her re­fusal to give her seat to a white man on a Mont­gomery city bus in 1955.

Parks' ar­rest led to the Mont­gomery Bus Boy­cott, which launched a young King to promi­nence.

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