GoRaleigh bus reserves special seat for Rosa Parks
Posted February 5, 2020 9:55 a.m. EST
Updated February 5, 2020 11:52 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — A specially-reserved seat surprised customers riding on the GoRaleigh bus Wednesday morning. An honorary seat at the front of the bus was held in her memory, marked with a sign picturing Rosa Parks riding a bus looking out the window.
"Reserved in honor of Rosa Parks," the sign read.
"By not giving up her seat, she helped ensure a seat for everyone. Rosa Parks' actions served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement and affirmed that everyone has the equal right to public transportation," the sign read.
"We honor her actions and her bravery."
Bill King snapped a photo of the sign to share on Twitter, writing, "Saw this tribute to Rosa Parks today from GoRaleigh on my bus commute today. Well done."
GoRaleigh made a post about their project on Tuesday morning, saying they were celebrating what would have been Parks' 107th birthday.