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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Montgomery Fair date book, 1955–1956. Rosa Parks Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (031.00.00)

Carpool Notebook

The MIA created an efficient carpool system to replace the buses. At one time 325 private cars gave free rides. City churches provided twenty-two station wagons that operated hourly with drivers furnished by the churches. There were forty-three dispatch stations and forty-two pick-up stations, and scheduled service from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. About 30,000 people were transported daily to and from work. Rosa Parks wrote the contact information for some of the drivers in this notebook.