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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Albany Transit Authority is paying tribute to the struggles of the civil rights movement on city buses.

Wednesday transit director Dwain Cosby showed us a taped-off area on a bus that honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

She refused to give up her seat at the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama to make room for a white passenger.

It led to a bus boycott that sparked the civil rights movement.

"The sign says this seat is reserved in honor or Rosa Parks pioneer of civil rights, we're very proud of the fact we can highlight her life and honor her on all of the Albany city busses," Dwain R. Cosby, Transit Director.

Seven city buses will display the tribute until the end of February.

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