Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in Montgomery
Got a trip to Montgomery in your plans? Here’s a stop to make during your visit! But if you have no plans to go to the capital city any time soon, go ahead and put this on your to-do list.
On the 64th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, a statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled.
According to the Associated Press, four granite markers near the statue honor plaintiffs in the case where segregation was determined to be unconstitutional. One of the plaintiffs was in attendance and took part in the ceremony while the attorney who defended Parks and the others sat in the second row at the unveiling.
Parks is believed to have boarded the bus approximately 30 feet from where the statue was unveiled at Montgomery Plaza at the Court Street Fountain. Source.
(Side note: If you haven't made plans for Spring Break yet, a civil rights and Black History tour through certain points in Alabama isn't a bad idea.)
A full day of events are planned for Rosa Parks Day, observed Monday, December 2, 2019.