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Rosa Parks honored with statue in Alabama on 64th anniversary of bus protest

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...

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.

  • Karma Allen
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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…

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