New statue unveiled in honour of US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

New statue unveiled in honour of US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

New statue unveiled in honour of US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

Gov. Kay Ivey and Reed took part in pulling down a shroud to unveil the statue at Montgomery Plaza at the Court Street Fountain, 30 feet from the spot where Parks is believed to have boarded the segregated bus where she refused to give up her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955.

Her subsequent arrest prompted the 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system, organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"This representation will inspire future generations to make the pilgrimage to our city, to move forward on the path of justice, strength, courage and equality", said Reed, who recently became the first African mayor.

On Sunday, leaders dedicated a statue honoring Rosa Parks and Civil Rights foot soldiers in downtown Montgomery.

The statue stands near Montgomery Plaza, feet from where Parks boarded the city bus on November 26, 1955. The life-size, bronze statue depicts the seamstress, and four historic markers honor the plaintiffs in the landmark Browder v. Gayle case, a lawsuit challenging Montgomery's and Alabama's bus segregation laws.

Rosa died of natural causes in 2005 at the age of 92.

"For the city officials, from the city and the county, to be able to honor Mrs. Parks and honor those plaintiffs, and even more importantly to honor the 40,000 African American men and women who stayed off of the buses for 382 days, it is indeed a step in the right direction", Gray told the Montgomery Advertiser. The seeds she planted are ever continuing to be harvested. She remains a central figure in the civil rights movement of this country.

Sunday marks the second annual Rosa Parks Day in Alabama, after the state legislature approved the day honoring the civil rights icon previous year.

In addition, all GRTC buses kept their headlights on all day to represent "her light".

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