DART News Release
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November 30, 2015
DART honors civil rights anniversary
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is commemorating the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' decision to keep her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. city bus marking a new phase of the civil rights movement with the installation of two plaques at DART's Rosa Parks Plaza in Downtown Dallas.
Students from the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School and the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy also performed at the ceremony.
The front seat of more than 500 DART buses will be reserved on Dec. 1, 2015 to honor the 60th anniversary. A sign will remind all passengers of Parks' decision to take a stand simply by taking a seat. Rosa Parks Plaza, opened in 2009, is the only civil rights monument in Downtown Dallas.
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