The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will honor Rosa Parks, an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus. Sunday, December 1, 2019, marks the 64TH anniversary of her act of courage and civil disobedience on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
To pay tribute to Rosa Parks and the anniversary of the event that triggered the Montgomery bus boycott, RIPTA will place a commemorative digital display on board buses during the month of December. The sign is dedicated to Ms. Parks in honor of her role in launching the modern civil rights movement that helped end legal segregation in America. Ms. Parks died in 2005, but her legacy as a civil rights crusader lives on.