In honor of Rosa Parks courage and her fight for equality RVTD will be reserving a seat on every bus during the week of February 5th (Transit Equity Day) through February 10th. Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring that public transit is a civil right. Ms. Parks, an iconic civil rights leader, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in protest to demand an end to segregation on transit systems.
“RVTD is committed to providing an equitable and accessible transit system for all members of our community. It’s an honor to recognize and commemorate the bravery of Rosa Parks and all who fought for freedom and equality.” Julie Brown, General Manager, RVTD
From Monday, February 5th through Saturday, February 10th RVTD will be reserving a seat (see photo below) commemorating the courage of Rosa Parks.
More about Rosa Parks:
Rosa Parks became an important figure in the Civil Rights era when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama public transit bus and was arrested in 1955. Her actions sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregation on buses unconstitutional. The actions and legacy of Rosa Parks are tied to the concept of equality for all. (Learn more about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Library of Congress).