Citilink dedicates bus seats to Rosa Parks

Fort Wayne's Citilink buses each have one seat dedicated to civil rights activist Rosa Parks. (Citilink)
Fort Wayne's Citilink buses each have one seat dedicated to civil rights activist Rosa Parks. (Citilink)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Citilink has installed commemorative seat in its buses to civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is shown seated on a bus. (Citilink)
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is shown seated on a bus. (Citilink)

Parks famously refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white man on Dec. 1, 1955. Sixty years later, Citilink will officially dedicate seats in her honor on Tuesday in a special ceremony at the Fort Wayne Urban League along South Hanna Street.

The seats feature the message, “Dedicated to the memory of Rosa Parks” on a bold yellow seat back.

Betsy Kachmar, Citilink’s assistant general manager, said the seats will be permanently installed in about 30 of the transportation service’s 54 fleet buses.