Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Honoring Black History Month: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks has always been an inspiration to me for her bravery and courage. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and released later that evening. During this time, segregation was a major part of life but Parks would not stand for it and didn't feel she had to give up her seat. This single act by Parks lead to the city-wide, Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major and influential  movement in America's civil rights. AFterhardhsip in Montgomery, she would eventually  move on  to Detroit, Michigan to build a new life as a secretary and receptionist in John Conyers' congressional office. Rosa Parks leaves a legacy as being known as the "Mother of Freedom" and will forever be remembered for taking a stand that inspired a movement of change in civil rights in American history.
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