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CityLink Honoring Rosa Parks on February 4, 2020

Photo Courtesy of the National Women’s History Museum.

CityLink is honoring Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks on February 4, 2020 by reserving a seat in her honor on each fixed route bus, along with reserving a seat on bus 2243 for the entire month of February in conjunction with Black History Month. The classic 1975 CityLink bus that is used during the annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive also features a permanent seat that is reserved in honor of Parks.

Parks famously refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, which became one of the most infamous symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

“CityLink is pleased to continue the tradition of honoring Rosa Parks on what would have been her 107th birthday. We recognize the importance and impact the actions she took on a public transportation bus back in 1955 had on the Civil Rights Movement and her legacy is still felt today,” said Doug Roelfs, CityLink General Manager.

Parks passed away at the age of 92 in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 2005.

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