On this day, a day that will be remembered, the mother of the Civil Rights movement passed away from natural causes.
Known for her tenacity in refusing to move to the back of the bus because she was tired, Parks sat at the front of the bus for her ride home after a long day of work. Her peacefully act of defiance on that Montgomery, Alabama sent ripples through not only her community, but the entire United States.
Parks’ motives were not based on wanting to propel herself into the spotlight, but her motives were because she was not physically tired, but she was tired of the way she was treated because of her skin color. Parks did not look for celebrity, but it found her as her name has been pointed in thousands of history books through out the world.
Parks gave a needed shot in the arm to the Constitution.
Rosa Parks is one of my hero’s.