Rosa Parks Day

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Rosa Parks Day
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Observed by United States, (Ohio and California)
Type Local
Date February 4 or December 1
Frequency annual

Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday celebrated on February 4 or December 1 in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated February 4, 2000. [1] The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio's legislation pass to honor the late leader.[2] It is designated as December 1st. This is further celebrated by the Columbus Ohio bus system (COTA) with a special tribute to the late civil rights leader.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/99-00/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_116_bill_20000204_chaptered.html
  2. ^ Ohio's Rosa Parks Day Placed into National Congressional Record 
  3. ^ COTA’s Rosa Parks Day