December 1 marks the anniversary that signified a milestone in the Civil Rights movement. In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the African-American section of the bus for a European-American passenger. After refusing the bus driver’s order to move, she was arrested for civil disobedience. Rosa Parks went on to further the cause of civil rights, becoming known as the "mother of the freedom movement."
The Tyler Transit Department and City of Tyler host the fourth annual Rosa Parks Day to honor her at 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 2 at the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive.
The program highlights a variety of guests, including the John Tyler High School Choir, recording artist Virlinda Stanton, Assistant City Attorney Regina Moss, and Executive Director of the Tyler Area Business Education Council LaToya Young.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Tyler Solid Waste at (903) 531-1388.