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“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people,” said Rosa Parks on the occasion of her 77th birthday. And so she was.
Parks changed history on December 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and was arrested for her stand. This lead her and others to organize the Montgomery bus boycott: “For a little more than a year, we stayed off those busses. We did not return to using public transportation until the Supreme Court said there shouldn’t be racial segregation.”
Parks was subject to vile threats, harassment and even lost her job. But when the boycott held, an important corner was turned in the movement. Parks and her family eventually moved to Detroit, where she worked for many years for Congressman John Conyers. She founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development to offer guidance to young African Americans in preparation for leadership and careers. Parks was the recipient of the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Rosa, quite simply, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of the United States. She helped usher in the beginning of change that is still a work in progress today. The bravery and determination Rosa Parks displayed throughout her life lives on as a blueprint for all.
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