ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said Rosa Parks was someone who inspired her to become who she is today.
Parks’ nonviolent protest of staying in her seat on the bus reminds Hubbard of her own mom’s patient perseverance.
She and her family would march every day in downtown Americus supporting the movement.
Hubbard’s family even allowed people who were traveling from out of town to stay at their home when they needed a place to stay.
“I think that how it impacted me, I mean I never would have been mayor. There is no way I would’ve been mayor of this city because people weren’t just allowed to vote," Hubbard said.
Hubbard said by talking with young people she wants to remind them the importance of voting and being able to exercise that right.