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Year: 2016

Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

AnExpressiveEveningRosaParksIn partnership with the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the MMFA welcomed students from Alabama State University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Huntingdon College, and Tuskegee University who presented Honoring the Montgomery Bus Boycott: An Evening of Artistic Celebration in the MMFA Wilson Auditorium.

After a historical introduction by Donna Beisel of the Rosa Parks Library and MuseumMontgomery’s university and college community lauded the efforts of Rosa Parks and others towards freedom through art, song, dance, literature, and reflection – representing the power of art and the vital role of art as a reflection of society.An Expressive Evening

The Museum is grateful to our partners and performers:
Dr. Felicia Bell and Donna Beisel, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Troy University (top)

Dr. Courtney Griffin and the Dancers of Tuskegee University  (on the right)

Tyrone Hayes and Trebled Soul, Alabama State University (below)

Kristi McDaniel and the Voices of Huntingdon  Huntingdon College (bottom right)

Dr. Jan Hogan and College of Education Teacher Candidates, Auburn University at Montgomery (bottom)


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” ~ Rosa Parks


Alice Novak
and Madeline Burkhardt
Assistant Curator of Education and Volunteer Coordinator



Thank You

Thank You for GivingThe Museum wants to thank everyone who contributed to the MMFA’s End of Year Campaign.

Your donations helped the MMFA end 2015 on a high note. The original fundraising goal for December was to raise $10,000 in order to maximize the $10,000 match graciously pledged to the Museum by Corrina and Barry Wilson.

Corrina and Barry have been major supporters of the Museum for many years and have contributed a $10,000 match to the MMFA’s End of Year fund for the last four. Their generous contribution is a wonderful example of the giving spirit.

I am proud to announce that we were able to significantly exceed our original goal. Thanks to overwhelming community support the MMFA raised more than $50,000!

These gifts help the Museum meet its mission of collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting art of the highest quality for the enrichment and enjoyment of the public.

Donations directly support the Museum’s mission by funding

  • relevant temporary exhibitions,
  • important art acquisitions,
  • renowned artists to teach area youth and adults,
  • And free admission for more than 160,000 museum visitors each year.

Thank you again to everyone who helped make the Museum’s End of Year Campaign a success.

Find out what’s happening at the museum this spring!

Jen Eitzmann
Development Officer

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