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City of Tyler Celebrates Rosa Parks Day

Posted/updated on: December 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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TYLER — Dec. 1st 1955 was a milestone marker in the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery, Alabama. This year the landmark fell on a Sunday, so the city of Tyler will honored the memory of Rosa Parks on Monday. Parks refused to give up her seat in the colored section of the bus for a white passenger in 1955. As one way to honor the “Mother of Civil Rights,” the Transit Department placed a picture of Parks on each bus in the Tyler transit fleet. On Monday evening the city paid homage to Parks. Russ Jackson Director of Parks and Rec. with the city, told KTBB, “Rosa Parks is inspiring, she sat down, when she was asked to stand up.” The city held the 4th annual Rosa Parks Event at the Rose Garden Center featuring music, a proclamation, and a re-enactment of the infamous Parks refusal to give up her seat.


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