…you were the spark. Rosa Parks died yesterday at the age of 92. Her name is ubiquitous as the person who helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement. Her refusal to be treated as a second class citizen on a Montgomery bus in the mid-fifties is one of the best known examples of citizen activism. I’m sure she never thought of herself as an activist. She was just fed up internally and decided to express that externally in the face of great pressure and fear.
Rosa Parks always made me proud to be an American. Proud to be a regular American. She let us all know that it is possible to stand up to great power and crumble it like the house of cards it is. The foundation Miss Parks was resting on was a solid one and there was no contest once she refused to get up. Thank you Miss Rosa.
To us all: Think about the actions of Rosa Parks and ask yourself would you do the same? If the answer is yes, then pick your battles and go fight them!