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Honoring Civil Rights Hero, Rosa Parks

Honoring Civil Rights Hero, Rosa Parks

Let’s remember this civil rights pioneer and hero on the anniversary of her historic stand against discrimination.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was arrested for breaking an Alabama state law that required black bus passengers to give up their seats to white passengers when the bus was full.  Her arrest sparked the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott, a nationally recognized protest against the racial segregation of the public transit system in Montgomery, Alabama.  The Boycott ended on December 20, 1956, when the Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional and deemed the practice illegal.

In honor of her heroic stand, Rosa Parks Day was declared.  The purpose of this holiday is to promote equal opportunities, civil rights, and fairness across the country.  Today, let’s remember the brave woman who started a revolution by enjoying some of her most inspiring and insightful quotes.

Stand for something or you will fall for anything.  Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”

“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”

“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 … No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

“I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.”

We at the at The Maria Sanchez Show invite you to join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of the amazing Rosa Parks.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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