Hundreds Pack Reception For Bus Boycott Anniversary

There was a packed house on Thursday evening as hundreds of people came out to remember Rosa Parks and the thousands of people involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott Thursday night.

Governor Riley was there along with students from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. The students wrote an anthology and excerpts of it were read to the crowd. Ruben Studdard's band 'Just A Few Cats' performed as well. While this was a lot of fun, nobody forgot the real reason they were there. State Senator Quinton Ross organized the event. He says, "Tonight we just wanted to take a piece of the past and reflect but also stand here in the present and also think about what we need to do in the future in order to atone and continue to create equality and justice throughout this world."

Governor Riley commented on how far our state has progressed over the past fifty years and said Alabamians should be very proud.