It may come as a surprise to know that Rosa Parks’ infamous stand for the deep injustice African-Americans faced in the 50s was not a predetermined action. Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat on that bus because she knew her basic human rights were being violated and she could not let such a common act at the time, continue any longer.
Rosa Parks taught us to never be ashamed for taking a stand. Her resilience is a testament to her incredible character and her beautiful humility shown in her stance for African-Americans.
Rosa Parks’ act in 1955 initiated the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, the non violent approach that was heavily used by the civil rights movement. She was hailed a heroine and was written into the history books as a woman who fought for equal rights for all human beings, regardless of the colour of their skin.
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
– Rosa Parks
Words by db