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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is paying tribute to the late activist Rosa Parks with a re-enactment of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus on Dec. 1, 1955.

Monday is Rosa Parks Day, named for the civil rights pioneer.

RIPTA plans to mark it with a re-enactment of Parks' historic refusal to move from her seat 59 years ago. It's being run by the Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee. The event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at 280 Broad Street in Providence, near Central High School.

RIPTA also plans to place an ad and digital display on board buses during the month of December that will highlight Parks' role in the civil rights movement.

Parks died in 2005.




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