Source: Associated Press
In Roanoke Rapids, a North Carolina woman is being honored for the stand that she took.
Back in 1952, Sarah Key Evans was on a bus from Trenton, New Jersey to Washington, North Carolina when she was asked to give up her seat. The U.S. Army Women’s Army Corps member refused to give up her seat on the bus and was fined $25 for disorderly conduct. This led to a lawsuit that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement, Associated Press reports.
The city of Roanoke Rapids is honoring her with a plaza that will have on it her name and murals showing the event from nearly 70 years ago, according to AP.
Evans currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and is expected to speak at the event via telephone.
Read the full story on Sarah Keys Evans from the Associated Press.