Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama
A gorgeous day!
A new statue honoring Rosa Parks was unveiled in Alabama yesterday, only steps away from the spot where she boarded the bus that changed history.
The unveiling also coincided with the 64th anniversary of her famous refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and subsequent arrest in Montgomery. The move prompted a giant shift in the Civil Rights Movement.
“This depiction will inspire future generations to make the pilgrimage to our city, to push toward the path of our righteousness, strength, courage and equality,” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said, according to AL.com.
At least 400 people were in attendance, including Rosa’s lawyer Fred Gray, and the plaintiffs in Browder vs. Gayle, the Supreme Court case that eventually led to the desegregation of public buses.
Remember your history, folks! And remember to make more of it.