January 13, 2012

Chapel Hill Transit workers reenact Parks' bus sit-in, honor MLK

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery City bus in Alabama on Dec. 1, 1955.

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery City bus in Alabama on Dec. 1, 1955.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As part of the town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day week-long celebration for town employees, Chapel Hill Transit workers will reenact Rosa Parks’s historic bus sit-in, reported The Daily Tar Heel. The town was one of the first in North Carolina to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a town holiday in 1984— two years before it was a national holiday.

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