Students experience Rosa Parks history

Students from MLK Montessori School in Fort Wayne got onto a Citilink bus to hear the story of Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist from the 1950s.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 6:20 AM
Updated: Jan. 19, 2018 11:17 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - One group of area students got a unique educational experience Tuesday.

Students from MLK Montessori School in Fort Wayne got onto a Citilink bus to hear the story of Rosa Parks, the civil rights activist from the 1950s. The bus had a seat installed dedicated to Rosa Parks and the educational experience even had someone dressed as Parks, who told the students her story on the fight against oppression.

Staff at the school believe this is a unique experiences that will help the message of equality to stay with the students.

"It makes it real for them. For PTC to bring a bus out with the commemorative seats for Rosa Parks made it hit home for the children,  made it real for them and to have Condra dress up like Rosa Parks it all brought it all together."

This year is the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the MLK Montessori school.

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