Free Admission to The Henry Ford {National Day of Courage Events}

In honor of Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, February 4, 2013 has been declared the National Day of Courage.

Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to give up her seat on the bus. Take it forward on February 4, 2013 with free admission to The Henry Ford and by taking a stand at one of the many tribute activities.

Match fear with strength during the National Day of Courage. What do you have the courage to do?

Henry Ford Museum admission is free of charge on February 4, 2013 courtesy of Target Corporation. The museum will be open with special hours, 9:30 am-9:30 pm.

There are plenty of activities planned for the National Day of Courage, including:

Sit Inside the Rosa Parks Bus
Henry Ford Museum
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African-American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery, Alabama, city bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, by refusing to give up her seat so a white man could sit down, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality. Sit on the actual bus where this historic event happened. Hear her story. Gain perspective. Get inspired and decide what you have the courage to do.
Special photo opportunity on February 4, 2013.

Day of Courage Live Stream
Henry Ford Museum Day of Courage speakers and key events will be streamed live worldwide on February 4, 2013. This includes a one-hour classroom program with live chat question-and-answer opportunities. More details will be provided closer to the event, including a schedule of coverage.

Get Social With a Badge of Courage
What do you have the courage to do? Print it on a Badge of Courage available for download on The Henry Ford’s Facebook page. Wear it to school or work. Post it on your favorite social site or photo stream. Share with friends and family. It’s easy to be a part of the movement.


2 thoughts on “Free Admission to The Henry Ford {National Day of Courage Events}

  • I think this is cool! What a great way for people to get to know or spend more time at the Henry Ford.
    However, the historian in me has to add that Rosa Parks was not the first one to refuse to sit in the back. There were others before her, men and women; she was deemed the best to go public with. Just something to add to our homeschool history lessons!

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