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Alabama Lawmakers Designates “Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day” Holiday To Honor The Civil Rights Icon

Alabama Lawmakers Designates “Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day” Holiday To Honor The Civil Rights Icon

Little Caesars Owner Paid Rosa Parks' Rent For 11 Years

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The Alabama legislature voted unanimously, 102-0, to pass a bill that would establish Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day as a Dec. 1 holiday.

With three state holidays related to Alabama’s Confederate history, it is about damn time that a real hero was honored by her state. The Alabama legislature voted 102-0 to designate December 1 as a holiday to honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

READ: Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home Moved Across Seas To Germany

The bill passed Thursday, March 22, to establish Mrs. Rosa L. Parks Day. And despite the day not being a full-fledged state holiday, counties and municipalities can elect to observe the day as such. The legislation was introduced by state Sen. Vivian Figures, a Democrat from Mobile, Alabama.

READ: Little Caesar’s Owner Paid Rosa Parks Rent For 11 Years

For those just learning their American history, Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery on Dec. 1, 1955. Her actions, amongst others in the city, helped to ignite the yearlong Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped usher in the civil rights movement.

SOURCE: WHNT-19



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