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MCTS buses to honor Rosa Parks with an empty seat and a red rose

Posted at 2:21 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 15:21:53-05

MILWAUKEE -- From Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, each Milwaukee County bus will have one open seat with a red rose in it. 

This open seat with the red rose will honor the life of Rosa Parks and the legacy she left behind fighting for equal rights. 

Back in 1955, Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. This act caused the Supreme Court to outlaw segregation on public transportation. 

In addition to the red rose, each seat will have a photo of Parks with a caption of “My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.”