KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Area Transit paid tribute to Rosa Parks on Tuesday. One seat on every KAT bus is being reserved in her honor.
The seat featured a placard, recognizing Parks’ contribution in the fight for racial justice and equality.
Sixty-five years ago, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
That act led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which eventually led to the Supreme Court ruling, declaring segregation on public transportation unconstitutional.
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