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New memorial to represent Rosa Parks at the scene of the 1955 arrest

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – A new memorial to Rosa Parks will represent the former Alabama seamstress near the Montgomery spot where she was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955.

The inauguration of the monument will take place on Wednesday “Rosa Parks Day”.

It will kick off a week of activities in the Alabama capital, reflecting on Parks and his actions, which sparked the start of the modern civil rights era 66 years ago.

Parks gained worldwide fame after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man on December 1, 1955. She died in 2005.


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