It was on this US bus in 1955 that 42-year-old black woman Rosa Parks politely refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act which was against the law
Her protest sparked black people to boycott buses for 381 days, led by a little-known Baptist minister at that time - Rev Martin Luther King.
She was fined $14 at court - but the bus boycott led to the end of different treatment for black people on public transport
Rev Martin Luther King's protest movement brought about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in the US
Speaking in 1992, Mrs Parks said of her famous bus protest: "The real reason of my not standing up was I felt that I had a right to be treated as any other passenger. We had endured that kind of treatment for too long."
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996, and the Congressional Gold Medal, the US's highest civilian honour, three years later.
Rosa died in her sleep at her home in Michigan. She was 92.