CityLink to Honor Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks on February 4, 2022
CityLink is continuing its tradition of honoring Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks on February 4, 2022 by reserving a seat in her honor on each fixed route bus, along with reserving a seat on bus 2238 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 109th birthday. We recognize the importance the actions she took on a public transportation bus back in 1955 had on the Civil Rights Movement, and her legacy continues to make an impact today,” said CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs.
Parks passed away at the age of 92 in Detroit, Michigan on October 24, 2005. In addition to the seat reserved in Parks’ honor on bus 2238, there are several CityLink buses that feature Black History Month exterior signage. New to this year’s signage are two buses that feature Peoria native Richard Pryor.