Free Bus Rides in Tallahassee Thursday

Commuters can ride the bus for free all day Thursday as Tallahassee pays tribute to Rosa Parks.

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.

As a way to commemorate that and the sweeping changes it created, StarMetro is inviting everyone to ride the city buses for free Thursday.

Rev. Stanley Sims, the organizer, said, "I want this to be a conversation piece with parents and children as they ride the bus. They would understand humanity, the importance of the equality of all man, that no one should be judged or treated differently because of their skin color."

There is also a special service planned at 11:45 at the First Presbyterian Church downtown. FAMU's Marching 100 will then lead participants down to the C.K. Steele bus plaza.