Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Statement from Governor Fletcher regarding passing of Rosa Parks

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2005  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Michael Goins
Jodi Whitaker

Rosa Parks served as a beacon of freedom and decency for millions of Americans through her grace and civility in standing up to the brutality of segregation at a time and place when the forces of Jim Crow were against her and her fellow African Americans.  We honor what she did one day a half century ago on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and we are better because of her brave stand for justice.