Rosa Parks Library May be Renamed

A public library in Montgomery, Alabama, USA is named after Rosa Parks, the black woman who made history when she refused to move to the back of the bus.

However, officials in the city want to rename the Rosa L. Parks Avenue Branch Library after another important black woman, Bertha Pleasant Williams. She was the city’s first black librarian.

The board of the library voted unanimously in favor of the name change and it has been approved by the County Commission this week.

Local historian Mary Ann Neely said the name change would not be disrespectful to the legacy of Rosa Parks, as she already has an avenue and a museum named for her downtown.

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