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'Rosa Parks' Bus to Participate in Inaugural Parade

A bus commemorating Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a city bus in Birmingham, Ala., in 1955 will take part in the inaugural parade, Metro announced today.

The is not the one Parks rode when she helped spark the civil rights movement. It's a 1957 Maryland Transit Administration GMC bus donated to Metro in 1990 and restored for Metro’s 30th anniversary in 2003. The transit agency dedicated the bus to Parks's legacy in Dec. 2005.

The vehicle, which features the inscription “It All Started on a Bus; Rosa Parks; 1913-2005; The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," and has a silhouette of Parks in the window, has taken part in three inaugurals.

By David A Nakamura  |  December 22, 2008; 10:41 AM ET  | Category:  Parade
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