Transit system reserves one seat on every bus in honor of Rosa Parks
MILWAUKEE -- Bus riders in Milwaukee noticed an extra seat on every single public bus over the weekend in honor of Rosa Parks. In honor of Parks, the Milwaukee County Transit System kept a seat open and placed a red rose on every bus from between Friday and Saturday. Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Her small act of civil disobedience led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation, solidifying her place in American history.
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