Montgomery Apologizes For Treatment Of Rosa Parks

The City Council in Montgomery, Alabama, is apologizing to Rosa Parks.

The civil rights figure died in October. She was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. That led to the Montgomery bus boycott and was a seminal event in the civil rights movement.

The majority-white council voted yesterday to make a formal apology to Parks and four women who filed a federal lawsuit that ended up forcing desegregation of city buses.

The council resolution also apologized to "all others who suffered the same indignities."

The Reverend Joseph Rembert was Parks' pastor before she moved away from Montgomery. He says the resolution shows the city "has changed."

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