Beginning Saturday, February 3 through Monday, February 5, San Joaquin Regional Transit District has announced it will honor Rosa Parks by reserving a front seat on Commuter, Hopper, and Stockton City buses in her memory. A commemorative sign will be placed on the front seat honoring her equal rights advocacy work and dedication to the cause.
Rosa Parks was nationally recognized as the “mother of the modern-day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on December 1, 1955 while on board a bus in Montgomery, Alabama triggered a wave of protest that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet and courageous act helped to change the course of American history for the better. Rosa Parks Day is officially celebrated in California on the date of her birth, February 4.