Rosa Parks Day to be celebrated in Montgomery

Nov 30, 2018

   More than 60 years ago Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Tomorrow her legacy will be remembered with the first Rosa Parks Day in Alabama. Earlier this year the state legislature unanimously passed a bill to make the first day in December of each year Rosa Parks Day. It was signed by the governor in April. A day-long schedule of events is set for tomorrow in Montgomery. Alabama State University’s National Center Director Dr. Janice Franklin says ASU is holding a tribute at noon at Tullibody Hall. St Paul AME Church will have a number of events, including a Unity Breakfast and Summit, and the unveiling of a Rosa Parks Marker at the church at 5:30pm. There is also a march scheduled from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to the Rosa Parks Museum at 3:30.