Rosa Parks Was Honored With A Statue In Montgomery

December 2, 2019
Rosa Parks was honored in her hometown with a new statue.

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Montgomery Alabama celebrated its second annual Rosa Parks Day by dedicating a life-sized statue to the woman who shaped the nation's history.

The honor comes on the 64th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus.

"Today, on the second official Rosa Parks Day, we honor a seamstress and a servant, one whose courage ran counter to her physical stature," said Mayor Steven Reed, who is Montgomery, Alabama's first African American mayor.

Reed worked in collaboration with Alabama's governor Kay Ivey to bring the statue to life.

"No person ever stood so tall, as did Rosa Parks when she sat down," Ivey said.

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