12-06-2016  6:12 am      •     

TriMet officially christened the Portland Blvd MAX Yellow line station the Rosa Parks Station during ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth. Pastor B.E. Johnson of the Albina Ministerial Alliance, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman , unveil the new sign at the station.  Lisa Sedlar, New Seasons Market president, applauds, at left.
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TriMet officially christened the Portland Blvd MAX Yellow line station the Rosa Parks Station during ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth. Pastor B.E. Johnson of the Albina Ministerial Alliance, and Commissioner Dan Saltzman , unveiled the new sign at the station. Cake was served. From left in the front row, Lester Hood, Nell Earl, Betty Campbell, Ruth Beale, all residents at Irvington Village on NE MLK Blvd., attended the party.
"We're here because this is a great celebration for Rosa Parks," Betty Campbell said. "She was a great lady to stand up for all those people."  Ruth Beale had this to say: "I was heading off to college from the Shennandoah MountainsVirginia of Virginia, I was going to college in West Virginia and I rode the bus.  And even though the bus wasn't anywhere near full, and there were empty seats all up front, we had to sit at the back of the bus on our luggage.
"I've forgotten a lot of things in my 84 years, but I've never forgotten that.  That's why I'm here."


From left, Gregory Morris, 14; Raeshawn Vinson, 14; and Kelsie Turner, 14, all students from the Ockley Green Middle School drum corps as well as other Ockley Green k-8 musicians, played at the end of the celebration as cake was served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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