MCTS honors Rosa Parks with open seat on each bus

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County will honor the life, legacy and courage of a civil rights pioneer next week.

From Sunday, Dec. 1-Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Milwaukee County Transit System will keep a seat open on every bus.

Monday, Dec. 2 marks the 64th anniversary of Parks' arrest after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. That led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation. 

Each reserved seat will include a red rose and a special placard that features Parks' photo and a message about her courageous act.

This is the fourth year that MCTS has organized an on-board tribute to Rosa Parks.

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