Rosa Parks seated toward the front of the bus, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)
Photo: Underwood Archives
Photo: Underwood Archives

Bus seat reserved for Rosa Parks on her 103rd birthday

The Greater Richmond Transit company has placed a sign on one bus seat on each bus to honor her legacy, according to a press release Wednesday.

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 "Ms. Parks, the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,' will be honored by GRTC in a fitting tribute by reserving the first passenger seat on every GRTC bus on her birthday Thursday, February 4, 2016," the statement said.

"Each of these seats will have a commemorative sign displayed on them, honoring both Ms. Parks’ legacy and her dedication to the Civil Rights Movement."

Related: Photos: Rosa Parks, Civil Rights icon

The bus drivers are also keeping their headlights on all day.

The buses’ electronic header also bears a special message for Parks on her birthday.

Parks died in 2005 at 92 years old.

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