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Rosa Parks memorial plaque and bus stop dedicated

Ribbon cutting at CCISD middle school
Posted at 5:24 PM, Feb 05, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was remembered during a dedication ceremony at Cunningham MIddle School at South Park.

A ribbon cutting was held to dedicate a memorial plaque and a Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority bus stop.

Parks is known by some as the mother of the civil rights movement for her refusal to give up her bus seat to a White passenger back in 1955.

Her act of defiance became an important symbol for the Civil Rights Movement.

CCISD school board trustee Alice Upshaw Hawkins says Parks' actions resonate to this day, "She was the woman who chose not to move to the back of the bus when she was asked to do so."
Rosa Parks also inspires the younger generation.

Amee Coronado, an 8th grader, says, "She stood up for what was right and didn't let nobody tell her what to do.
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Friday's dedication was the result of a joint effort between CCISD and the CCRTA.