"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
She helped launch a nation wide boycott to end racial segregation of public services when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Alabama bus to a white man in December, 1955. Later in life she founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development to introduce young people to the importance of civil rights and Rosa's philosophy of "quiet strength". She died in 2005.
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Parks!