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Lextran Kicks off Black History Month with reserved seat on each bus in honor of Rosa Parks

Lextran is kicking off Black History Month with a reserved seat on each bus honoring Rosa Parks through Friday, February 7.

The reserved seats feature a poster with a picture of Parks as well as a QR code, courtesy of the Lexington Public Library, which will direct riders to adult, young adult, and children’s books about Parks. The poster also includes a brief explanation of the reserved seat.

“The courage Rosa Parks exhibited that day reminds us that public transit is for everyone,” said Carrie Butler, Lextran General Manager. “In reserving a seat for her, we honor her bravery and convictions.”

In December of 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white man on her commute home. Her actions sparked a bus boycott, the civil rights movement, and ultimately resulted in the end of segregation on public transit.

Parks passed in 2005. She would have been 107 on her birthday this year, Tuesday, February 4.

From Lextran

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