Rosa Parks

Rosa-Parks

Rosa Parks

Born on Feb. 4, 1913, today Rosa Park would have been 100 years old.  We all mainly remember Mrs. Parks for her actions on Dec. 1, 1955, Mrs. Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of resistance led to a 13-month boycott of the Montgomery bus system that would help spark the civil rights movement. Mrs Parks was in fact a dedicated civil rights activist involved with the movement long before and after her historic action on the Montgomery bus. Here we have, in many ways, one of the most famous Americans of the 20th century, and yet treated just like a sort of children’s book hero, we diminish her legacy by making it about that single day, a single act of civil disobedience that led to her arrest and charged with violating the segregation laws. Rosa Parks lifelong history of dedication to civil rights, respect, equality and for human dignity.  We remember and honor a true american hero Rosa Parks a true champion of equality.

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