Chapel Hill Transit employees will turn into actors today to remember an African-American woman who took a stand after she was denied equal access to the services they provide every day.
As part of the town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day week-long celebration for town employees, transit workers will reenact Rosa Parks’s historic bus sit-in.
The employees-turned-actors have named the program “Why Should I Move?”
Attend the MLK events
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro and UNC chapters of the NAACP will sponsor their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rally, March and Worship Service starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Franklin Street Post Office.
The march will end at First Baptist Church. At 11:00 a.m., the church service will be held at First Baptist Church at 106 N. Roberson St. Former N.C. Rep. Larry Hall will speak, a choir will perform and a brief ceremony will honor military veterans.
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Chapel Hill Transit Director Steve Spade said the play will feature an older Rosa Parks, played by transit employee Michelle Sykes, reminiscing on the historic day when Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery City bus in Alabama on Dec. 1, 1955.
In the background, other employees will also help reenact that day.