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MCTS honors Rosa Parks on every bus

Posted: 12:47 PM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 18:47:07Z

This weekend marks the 63rd anniversary of a moment that sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the front of the bus. To mark the occasion, MCTS is saving a seat on every bus in the transit system. 

"We hope people get on the bus, they see it and spend 30 seconds, three minutes, thinking about what she did," Brendan Conway with MCTS said. "Thinking about how that one little act of bravery can make a difference."

MCTS bought 400 roses and will place one on a seat in each bus. There is also a sign that states it is being saved in memory of Rosa Parks. 

"I think it's a good thing," Judy Deringer of Milwaukee said. "Remember what she stands for, what she believes in. It's a good thing."

"I was impressed," Baru Cgbuson of Milwaukee said. "I'm proud of her. I would do the same thing. I wouldn't give up my seat for anyone."

This is the fourth year MCTS is honoring Parks. 

"Without her contributions, her courage, her bravery, who knows what things look like now," Conway said. "We're happy we're a system that serves everyone equally."