Cities are honoring Rosa Parks by reserving the first seat in buses

DETROIT (AP)_The front of the bus is reserved for Rosa Parks.

It's happening in the city where she died and the city where she sparked the civil rights movement. Detroit and Montgomery, Alabama, are reserving the first seats of their buses as a tribute to Parks' legacy until her funeral next week.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick placed a black ribbon on the first passenger seat of one of about 200 buses where seats will be reserved.

In some buses in Montgomery, the first seat is being covered with black fabric and a photograph of Parks is being displayed.

Officials in Cleveland and elsewhere are offering similar tributes.

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