Tallahassee's Anderson Chapel AME Church held a memorial service Thursday evening.
Several prominent community activists attended the event, including reps from the local NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Organizers wanted attendees to leave the service with sense of what Rosa Parks was really all about.
Charles Evans with the Tallahassee NAACP says, "It's a historical moment and it’s not just to celebrate her death as much it is to celebrate her legacy and the things she has done. Rosa Parks is a historical figure that will go down in history more so than our other civil rights leaders."
Parks is said to have inspired Tallahassee's own bus boycott back in 1956.