- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Hillary Clinton will headline an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Clinton’s presidential campaign confirmed the appearance at the Dec. 1 event in Montgomery hosted by the National Bar Association.

The panel will he held on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the 381-day boycott of Montgomery buses by blacks to protest segregated seating.

Clinton will speak at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, the church led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the boycott. The event is titled “The Role Lawyers Played in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement.”

This is the Democratic front-runner’s second trip to Alabama. In October, she spoke to the Alabama Democratic Conference, the state’s largest black political organization. At that stop, she vowed to be a champion for voting rights and accused Republicans of trying to dismantle decades of racial progress.

Clinton’s appearance at the church is part of a weeklong commemoration marking the anniversary of the boycott.

A new state historic marker will be placed on Dec. 1 at the site of Parks’ arrest.

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