Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rosa Parks
“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”
Today, we celebrate the legacy of civil rights icon, Rosa Parks. 66 years ago, Rosa kept her seat on a Montgomery bus, was jailed and fined $10, thus sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa’s groundbreaking act proves how change can be made through the protest and civil action of everyday people. This day also reminds us of the progress and work that is still needed to ensure equity for all.
In commemoration of the start of Black History Month and to honor Rosa Parks and her courage a plaque in her honor has been installed on a bus to mark this historical civil rights event. Our Black Women in Transit history campaign celebrates those extraordinary individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to civil rights in transportation. You can find the stories of Rosa Parks and other groundbreaking figures system-wide throughout Black History Month.