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DART honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks

To honor the life and legacy of the late Rosa Parks, whose efforts have sparked a national civil rights movement for racial equality, the Dallas Regional Transportation Zone (DART) will this week reserve a spot in front of every DART bus to commemorate its historic and unchallenged. Efforts to support equality for all.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give up her bus seat to make room for a white passenger. Her act of defiance in the face of an unjust law led to the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted several months and led both to the abolition of the separation of public transport in our country and to the beginning of the modern civil rights movement.

Rosa Parks’ lifelong devotion to civil rights played a key role in raising national and international awareness of the unjustified plight of African Americans and the struggle for civil rights.

During the 87th Legislative Session of Texas, DART and its Board of Directors fully supported Bill 3481 of the House of Representatives, written by State Representative Tony Rose and sponsored by State Senator Royce West, which officially sets December 1st as Rosa Parks in Texas. .

State Representative Tony Rose, author of House Bill 3481, issued the following statement: “December 1 is a historic day in which we honor a brave African-American woman whose legacy includes the daily acts of resistance that define America’s long struggle for racial equality. Rosa Day “Parks allows us and future generations to remember our progress as a nation and continue the movement toward freedom for all Americans.”

Bill 3481 of the House of Representatives was a bipartisan bill that passed unanimously both the House of Representatives and the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott.

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