On this day in history, an ordinary woman made a courageous decision that had extraordinary results.
60 years ago, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was on her way home from work as a department store seamstress.
Her refusal, along with that of three other black passengers commanded to relinquish their seats for a white man, marked a turning point in history.
Raised on her grandparents’ farm in Alabama, the woman who had to walk to school because of discrimination on buses, sparked a bus boycott.
Her activeness in the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP as a secretary to the president and youth leader, ignited a fire in her that soon, the whole world would see burning.
“Each person must live their life as a model for others,” said Parks—something she truly did while living on earth.
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Rosa Parks: 60th Anniversary Of Day She Refused To Give Up Bus Seat was originally published on praisecleveland.com