Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A bronze statue honoring civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks has been unveiled in a Flint bus station following a delay that lasted more than a year.
Mass Transit Authority official Ed Benning tells The Flint Journal the statue was uncovered by maintenance employees at the station early Friday morning without any ceremony.
The MTA and the Greater Flint Arts Council have said the unveiling was being delayed in part until stained glass at the terminal was ready for installation.
Benning said Friday the reaction has been positive and "at this point, I'm very pleased to have it there for people to enjoy."
Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man. Parks died in 2005 at age 92.

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