JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In honor of Black History Month, News4Jax took a look back to 1955, when any African-American would have been arrested and put in jail for riding in the "white section" of a segregated bus.
Fast forward to 2017 -- JTA wants to remind the public of the many accomplishments African-Americans made before, during and after the civil rights movement.
JTA will have 20 posters at bus stops throughout the city to highlight African-Americans such as Rosa Parks, Wendell Holmes and A. Phillip Randolph.
One JTA bus operator told News4Jax it's great to see African-Americans honored in a place that was segregated decades ago.
"It makes me feel proud that I've been here this long as a black operator to set the path for other operators," the operator said.
JTA said it wants people to get involved by taking a photo with one of the posters and using #JTADiversity, adding that it will also honor other minority groups during their diversity month.
The posters can be found at:
- 7135 Arlington Expressway
- 10190-A Southside Boulevard
- 335 Newnan Street North
- 771 Market Street North
- 7650 103rd Street
- Townsend at Merrill
- 6089 Youngerman Circle
- 5064 Normandy Boulevard
- 11901 Beach Boulevard (FSCJ South Campus)
- University Boulevard and Richard Street
- Hillman Drive and 103rd Street
- F.S.C.J. Kent Campus
- Marbon Park-N-Ride
- Jefferson and Adams Street
- Broad Street and Monroe Street
- Broad Street and Ashley Street
- 11097 Lem Turner Road
- Philips Highway and Reba Avenue
- Lem Turner & Capper Road
- Market Street and First Street
Click here for more information about JTA's diversity campaign.