December 1, 2012

Remembering Rosa Parks

It was on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand to help end segregation by refusing to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of defiance led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was an important turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.  The United States Congress would later call Rosa Parks "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement."

Rosa Parks died Oct. 24, 2005 at the age 92.

"I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free ...
so other people would also be free.      Rosa Parks