Roseville Transit honors Rosa Parks

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

Roseville Transit will honor a civil rights icon Monday, December 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 December 1 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.

For more information on Roseville Transit services, visit www.roseville.ca.us/transit , call 745-7560, or visit 401 Vernon Street.