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Senate Committee approves Rosa Parks Day

An Alabama Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation to name Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo) An Alabama Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation to name Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama inched closer to setting aside a day to honor civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

An Alabama Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation to name Dec. 1 as Rosa Parks Day. The bill now moves to the full Senate.

Parks was arrested Dec. 1, 1955 in Montgomery for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a key event in the civil rights movement.

Supporters began the push this year to get a day named for Parks.

However, the proposed day would not be a full-fledged state holiday where state offices close. Supporters have said they wanted to avoid getting bogged down in debate about the cost of closing state offices.

Alabama has three state holidays honoring Confederate figures.

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