National, State and Sacramento Regional Transportation officials gather to celebrate ongoing U.S. Transportation investments that continue to positively impact the greater Sacramento Region. The California Central Valley is blessed with inland ports, major rail lines, trucking hubs and interstate highway systems to build new clean technology transportation systems..
U.S. Transporation Secretay Ray LaHood and Congresswomen Doris Matsui continue to lead transformation through U.S. Civil Rights Law throughout the global reach of U.S. Transportation systems. Rosa Parks legal team continues to work on the "Nervous Freedom" Sparking Change in U.S. Transportation Law. Job creation, career advancement and community economic development requires equity and equal opportunity as we prepare for expanded civil and human rights law utilizing the legacy of Roas Parks.
At the California State Capitol ~ Rosa Parks Centennial Celebration, Roses, Chocolate, Wine and Fine Pan African Cuisine, Friday, February 1, 2013 we mark a major milestone and reflect on the work that remains to be completed.
Proposed Rosa Parks Centennial Resolution ~
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, the first child of James and Leona (Edwards) McCauley; and Rosa Louise McCauley married Raymond Parks on December 18, 1932; and
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, and her stand for equal rights became legendary; and
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks’ arrest for refusing to comply with Montgomery’s segregation law was the catalyst for establishing the boycott of Montgomery bus system, by approximately 42,000 African Americans for 381 days; and
WHEREAS, On November 13, 1956, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Montgomery’s segregation law was unconstitutional, and on December 20, 1956, Montgomery officials were ordered to desegregate buses; and
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks is honored as the "Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement," because her refusal to surrender her seat in compliance with Montgomery’s segregation law inspired the civil rights movement, which has resulted in the breakdown of numerous legal barriers and the lessening of profound discrimination against African Americans in this country; and
WHEREAS, The courage and conviction of Rosa Parks laid the foundation for equal rights for all Americans and for the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks was the first woman to join the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP, and was an active volunteer for the Montgomery Women’s Political Caucus; and
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks is the recipient of many awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the highest honor Congress can bestow upon a civilian and;
WHEREAS, Rosa Parks dedicated her life to the cause of human rights and truly embodies the love of humanity and freedom; now, therefore,
We encourage all Sacramento residents and citizens of the United States of America to recognize the outstanding honor and tribute of the installation of a Statue of Rosa Parks within the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall, Washington D.C.and U.S. Postal Stamp in her honor on this occasion marking the 100th year of the birth of Rosa Parks, be it Resolved by the City of Sacramento, hereby celebrates Friday, February 1 – 4, 2013, the Rosa Parks Centennial Celebrations and urges all citizens, residents and visitors to pay homage to this great American woman; and be it further resolved, That the Clerk of Board transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution
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