RT Celebrates a
“Season of Civil Rights … It All Started on a Bus”
RT is celebrating its 6th annual Season of Civil Rights with a
series of events during the months of December, January and February
to build awareness of the significant role that transit has played
in the American Civil Rights Movement.
The campaign starts on December 1, 2013, and promotes a number of
regional activities and events to raise awareness about civil
“I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now”
Art and Poetry Contest:
November 1 through December 6, 2013
for the Season of Civil Rights, RT invites students in grades 3
through 12, who attend a school within RT’s service area, to
participate in the “I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now” art and
poetry contest. Submitted artwork and poems must address the theme
of both transit and civil rights.
Reserved Seats in Honor of Rosa
Sunday, December 1, 2013
On December 1, RT will reserve a seat on every RT bus in honor of
Rosa Parks – the same day in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, when Rosa
Parks refused to obey a bus driver’s order that she give up her seat
to make room for a white passenger. Her simple act of defiance
played a critical role in the American Civil Rights Movement, as it
ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Season of Civil Rights Commemorative
December 2013 through February 2014
An RT bus with exterior images of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King
Jr. will travel on different routes throughout the Sacramento region
during the Season of Civil Rights campaign.
15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
RT is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration Dinner, which serves to preserve his memory and
commitment to equal justice. The event will take place at the
Sacramento Convention Center. For more information, visit
March for the
Monday, January 20, 2014
Rain or shine, RT employees will make the six-mile trek to the
Sacramento Convention Center to participate in the 33rd annual
Capitol March for the Dream and Diversity Expo where winning entries
from RT’s “I Am the Dream and the Dream Is Now” art and poetry
contest and RT’s “Old Blue” historic bus will be on display.
For more information, visit
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