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Roseville Transit honors Rosa Parks
Roseville Transit will honor a civil rights icon Saturday, Dec. 1 by taking part in the National Transit Tribute to Rosa Parks Day by reserving a front bus seat in her honor, and will proclaim the day on transit readerboards as buses drive around town. The tribute marks the anniversary of Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger resulted in her being arrested for disorderly conduct. After her arrest, she was one of four women who filed a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s segregation laws that was eventually upheld by the United States Supreme Court in November, 1956. Parks’ non-violent civil disobedience against racial injustices sparked the beginning of the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott, and a national civil rights movement. In 1996, Parks received the highest U.S. civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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