December 1, Rosa Parks Human Rights Day

Annual Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Event- Ceremony and Reenactment

Tomorrow, December 1st at 12:30PM,  the Rosa Parks Coalition and and Peoples Assembly remember the day in 1955 that Rosa Parks started the next phase of the freedom movement that eventually ended segregation in the south. This is part of the build up to International Human Rights Day on Dec 10th.

Rosa Parks bus protest, 1955, refusal to give up seat to a white man led to Montgomery bus boycott, Getty

Rosa Parks bus protest, 1955, refusal to give up seat to a white man led to Montgomery bus boycott, Getty

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery

December 1 marks the 55th anniversary of a notable event that occurred in 1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her quiet defiance resonated down the corridors of time…

WHO: Rosa Parks Coalition and the Peoples Assembly

WHAT: Annual Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Event- Ceremony and Reenactment

WHEN: Sunday December 1 (tomorrow) 12:30pm

WHERE: Troy Street in Olneyville Providence intersection of Westminster, Broadway, and Vally next to King’s Cathedral Church

Why: This act of civil disobedience is widely considered the start of the civil rights movement in America. This was the start of the Montgomery bus boycott.

Contact: Bill Bateman Liberator401@cox.net 401-481-66

Rosa Parks Event Announcement Video (includes map)