Today we are celebrating the most independent bold and loyal person of all time. The one and only Rosa Parks. This woman inspired us and taught the African American people, that it's okay to simple say NO.
Growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa grew up in the segregation environment, black people was not equal to white people.
In December 1955, Rosa came back from a hard day’s work got on the bus and waited for the bus to be empty before finding a seat. Finally she found a seat, however the bus driver told her to move from the “white only” section and move to the “coloured only” section. Enough was enough Rosa refused to give up her seat. Rosa was arrested. She was taken to jail.
When Rosa came out she decided to plan a boycott against the public transport. After hearing this Martin Luther King Jr wanted to call a boycott of all Public Transport. The boycott was so successful in 1956 the bus system finally changed and became integrated. The United States Congress called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement” "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.” Rosa Parks 1913 - 2005
Fun Facts 👩🏽💻
Rosa was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. After retirement, Rosa wrote an autobiography called Rosa Parks: My Story in 1992.
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