October 24, 2005

Rosa Parks: Free, Free at Last

People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some pople have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
—Rosa Parks, reflecting upon her experience on that bus on December 1st, 1951 evening in Montgomery, Alabama.

Source: Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2005 article, Civil Rights Icon Dies at Age 92

Posted by niganit at October 24, 2005 9:11 PM
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