GRTC honors Rosa Parks today

Posted by Erica Jones  - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - GRTC will honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks today.

The first seat on each of its buses will be kept empty, symbolically reserved in her honor.

The digital signs on some buses will also thank Parks for her contribution to the civil rights movement.

It's been a little more than 55 years since Parks took a stand for equality and opportunity when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

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