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Rosa Parks honored by the city of Dallas

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Source: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Tuesday, Dec. 1, marked the historic day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public city bus to a White man in 1955. Now, in honor of the 60th anniversary of that historic event, Dallas Area Rapid Transit has remembered Parks in a significant way. This week, The Dallas Area Rapid Transit, aka DART, unveiled a reserved seat for the civil rights activist, acknowledging her courage and her resilience, Huffington Post reported.

According to reports, an image of a statue of Parks plastered with the words “Reserved in Honor of Rosa Parks” occupied the front seat of more than 500 buses.

“Her decisions to keep her seat reminds us all to focus on the larger issues of equality, opportunity, and hope for the future,” said DART president and executive director Gary Thomas in a statement. “We cannot overstate the significance of her simple and brave act.”

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also commented on the anniversary unveiling, stating, “Rosa Parks’ actions that day set about a beginning of more understanding, a beginning of people of color have the same desires, wishes and interests in a good life as anyone else.”

Others cities should definitely take note and follow suit. What do you think of Dallas’ decision to honor Parks and the way they chose to go about it? Sound off in the comment section below.




2 Comments

  1. cupcake333 on December 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    DALLAS TEXAS IS HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST RACIST CITIES in the union, they covered up all their black shootings and now look better than ferguson but not .. history on dallas is whites control black voices and they got a black police chief to keep suspicion down of how it works , there re no black prominent senators out of dallas and they are still deling with the discuss of president kennedy murder being done by one of their own ,symbolic of racism at that time they were apollled that kennedy supported the black movement period , he had dinner with martin luther, so all that was race related ,, white and blcks in dallas do not co mingle and you can hardly get a white to hire black so when they do stuff like the honoring rosa park the residents know its for show only .. they dalllas is the apitemy of rose wood just covered up .

  2. cupcake333 on December 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    dallas is a racist city blacks are treated like run away slaves still pay no mind to the black police chief cause he got reelected after his son shot and killed a black police officer on shooting rampage. go figure if the police chief son had shot a white cop that chief would have been hand his papers immeditly i got fmily there and they hate the city and all the racism HONOR ROSA PARK? WHY DONT THEY PAY FOR ALL THE POLICE KILLING OF BLACK THAT NEVER HIT THE MEDIA BECAUE THEY PAID THE FAMILIES OFF TO SHUT UP