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Dallas, Texas: Sit With Rosa Parks

You can't sit with the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol, but you can sit with her in Dallas.

Address:
N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of N. Lamar St. just north of its intersection with Elm St.
Admission:
Free
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Sit with Rosa Parks.

Sit With Rosa Parks

A very inspirational little plaza is dedicated to a civil rights pioneer. You can sit with the Rosa Parks statue and imagine being with her in 1955 Alabama, resisting the call to vacate her seat. Behind her on the wall is a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and a plaque with an entire transcript of his "I Have a Dream" speech.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/23/2023]

Rosa Parks statue.

Sit With Rosa Parks

It's in a small plaza.

[Ken, 11/09/2016]

Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in 1955, helping spark the Civil Rights movement. That was in Montgomery, Alabama, but Parks statues have recently appeared near bus stations in other cities. Rosa Parks statues are perhaps the only "sit with a historical figure" sculptures where the seat is part of the history.


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