RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The first seat on every GRTC bus today will be reserved in honor of a woman who spurred a nationwide movement that changed American history forever.
Each reserved seat today will display a commemorative sign with messages honoring Rosa Parks. Buses will also keep their headlights on all day.
Nearly 60 years ago, Parks refused to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus as an act of civil disobedience. Those efforts went on to spur the Montgomery bus boycott, which in turn helped end the segregation of public transportation.
GRTC has said they do this to show their appreciation for what Rosa Parks did and how she did it.
December 1 will mark 60 years since Parks figuratively stood up and said no.