Rosa Parks - Roots of Fight

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ROSA PARKS X AND ROOTS OF FIGHT

“I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.”

By staying seated, Rosa Parks stood up for hundreds of years of oppression. By staying seated, the First Lady of Civil Rights took bold action to create change. The year was 1955. The city, Montgomery, Alabama. That’s where a white passenger demanded Parks’ seat on the Cleveland Avenue bus, and she dug in. She didn’t budge. She was reprimanded. Arrested. Made a target for hate. She was fearful of the consequences but resolved to face them.

And now, she’s forever celebrated. The fight to do what’s right is alive. Throwing back to one of the greatest icons in American history, Rosa Parks.

Photo Credit: Zuma Press, Inc. / Alamy and Alabama Department of Archives and History

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