Current News USA Today: Montgomery, Alabama Honors Rosa Parks With A Statue [Photo]
Latest News USA Today: Alabama Honors Rosa Parks With A Statue
Rosa Parks has been honored with a statue in Montgomery, Alabama.
Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary that the American activist refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
According to Al.com, the statue, which depicts Parks standing as she clutches her purse, is located just steps away from the location where Parks stood before she boarded the segregated bus.
“No one has ever stood so tall as did Rosa Parks when she sat down,” said Gov. Kay Ivey who participated in the unveiling along with Mayor Reed, the first African American mayor of the city.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott which lasted for 381 days.
“This depiction will inspire future generations to make the pilgrimage to our city, to push toward the path of righteousness, strength, courage and equality,” said Mayor Reed.
It’s gathered that four markers honoring the plaintiffs in Browder vs. Gayle, are also at the location. The outcome of their court case made segregation on Montgomery’s public buses unconstitutional.
December 1 is officially ‘Rosa Parks Day’ in Montgomery, Alabama.
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