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US Rosa Parks honored with statue on 64th anniversary of arrest

15:20  02 december  2019
15:20  02 december  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Sunday in downtown Montgomery

  Rosa Parks statue to be unveiled Sunday in downtown Montgomery The event coincides with the day in 1955 when Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. © KHUE BUI, AP FILE -- In a June 15, 1999 file photo Rosa Parks smiles during a Capitol Hill ceremony where Parks was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington. A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks will be unveiled in downtown Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Khue Bui, File) Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.The statue will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m.

City officials in Montgomery, Alabama, unveiled a new statue of Rosa Parks on Sunday, exactly 64 years after the civil rights pioneer was arrested for violating segregation laws and refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64 th anniversary of her The ceremony coincided with the anniversary of Parks ’ Dec. 1, 1955 arrest that sparked the Four granite markers near the statue honor plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle

City officials in Montgomery, Alabama, unveiled a new statue of Rosa Parks on Sunday, exactly 64 years after the civil rights pioneer was arrested for violating segregation laws and refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

Rosa Parks Day: Civil rights icon recognized with new statue in Alabama

  Rosa Parks Day: Civil rights icon recognized with new statue in Alabama Rosa Parks will be honored with a new statue in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday, 64 years to the day she was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a city bus. © Underwood Archives/Archive Photos/Getty Images Rosa Parks seated toward the front of the bus, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images) Sunday marks the second annual Rosa Parks Day in Alabama, after the state legislature approved the day honoring the civil rights icon last year. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

It comes exactly 64 years after Rosa Parks civil rights pioneer was arrested for violating segregation laws. Parks was honored with a life-size bronze statue in downtown Montgomery, just a few feet away from where she boarded the now infamous city bus.

(AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64 th anniversary of her historic refusal to Four granite markers near the statue honor plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, the court case that determined segregation on Montgomery buses was

Parks was honored with a life-size bronze statue in downtown Montgomery, just a few feet away from where she boarded the now infamous city bus. The statue shows Parks standing firm in a long coat with her hands clutching her purse in front of her.

Her arrest on Dec. 1, 1955, sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a demonstration organized by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which led to the desegregation of public transportation in the city. The successful demonstration also played a key role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which integrated public spaces nationwide.

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"To stand here today as Montgomery’s mayor where Mrs. Rosa Parks stood defiant against systemic injustice infecting our community and our country speaks to the magnitude of this moment and the progress achieved in our city,” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said in a statement Sunday. "This progress, coupled with the dawn of a new era of reconciliation and revitalization, underscores Montgomery’s status as the Birthplace of Civil Rights and a light unto the world."

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A new Rosa Parks statue now stands tall in Montgomery, Alabama. On 64 th Bus Anniversary . 606. 12/1/2019 2:58 PM PT. Her refusal and the subsequent arrest sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts, which lasted for a whopping 381 days and severely hurt the transit companies' bottom line.

Rosa Parks was honored with a new statue in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday, 64 years to the day she was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a city bus. Sunday marks the second annual Rosa Parks Day in Alabama, after the state legislature approved the day honoring

The memorial was erected in partnership with the city of Montgomery, Montgomery County, the Alabama Department of Tourism and the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts.

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"This statue has been a long time coming and Mrs. Rosa Parks is more than deserving as she represents all of the many foot soldiers who sacrificed their lives and families to make a change," Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean said Sunday. "This is a great day for Montgomery County. The seeds she planted are ever continuing to be harvested."

Sunday also marked the second-annual Rosa Parks Day in Alabama. City officials held several events throughout Montgomery to honor the civil rights icon over the weekend.

Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92.

ABC News' Samara Lynn contributed to this report.

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A "rare" bust of a statue of the pharaoh Ramses II has been discovered near Giza, south of Cairo, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced Wednesday. The statue is the first rose granite bust of Ramses II found that includes the "ka" symbol, according to a statement from the ministry, which described the find as "rare". Ka represented in ancient Egypt the spirit of a human or god that could reside in a statue of the person or deity after death.The excavation last week by a ministry team took place on private land in Mit Rahina near the site of the ancient city of Memphis around 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo, the statement added.

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