Rosa Parks honored with statue in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CNN) – 64 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man.

A moment that would go down in history.

A moment that would make her one of the major symbols of the Civil Rights Movement.

Now — a statue of her stands in downtown Montgomery.

It was just unveiled Sunday.

Thirty feet from the spot where she’s believed to have boarded the bus.

Her arrest prompted a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system, organized by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Parks died in 2005.

She was 92-years-old.

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