Bus riders across Long Island onboard with tribute to Rosa Parks
There is an empty seat behind drivers on all MTA Long Island buses Thursday in honor of civil rights revolutionary Rosa Parks.
It was 50 years ago when Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white man. Many bus riders in Hempstead were onboard with the idea of saving a seat in her honor.
There is also a poster of Parks on all buses, reminding riders that a simple act can cause great change. The LI bus system is among dozens nationwide paying tribute to Parks.