Maxwell AFB memorializes Rosa Parks, SecAF pays tribute to civil rights leader

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett; Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed; Col. Eries Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing commander; Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative founder and director; and several other dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling of the Rosa Parks sculpture, created by Ian Mangum, a 42nd Force Support Squadron team member.
Col. Eries Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing commander, is joined by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and other distinguished visitors Dec. 1, 2020, for the unveiling of a Rosa Parks memorial sculpture. Many people may know of the work Rosa Parks did during the civil rights movement, but less may know she worked on Maxwell Air Force Base in the 1940s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles Welty)

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