Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Dec. 1 in downtown Montgomery

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Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Dec. 1 in downtown Montgomery

Reprinted from the Montgomery Advertiser

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A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be unveiled at Court Square downtown December 1 at 1:30 p.m. The unveiling will coincide with the day in 1955 when Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man.

Along with the Parks memorial, the city will present two historic markers for Browder v. Gayle — the landmark case that ruled segregation on Montgomery buses unconstitutional.

More: Three days honor Rosa Parks’ stand for freedom in Montgomery

The civil rights memorials are a partnership between the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, the Alabama Department of Tourism and the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts.