Quotes From Rosa Parks | Former African-American Civil Rights Activist

*This is a compilation of quotes sourced from the internet.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake’s demand that she relinquish her seat to a white man. Her subsequent arrest and trial for this act of civil disobedience triggered the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation in history, and launched Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the organizers of the boycott, to the forefront of the civil rights movement. Her role in American history earned her an iconic status in American culture, and her actions have left an enduring legacy for civil rights movements around the world.

80081f27666c1a9ca0e3477c20c1d988On Racism | 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.

The Meaning Of Life | 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.

Be The Best Example | Each person must live their life as a model for others.

On Lessons I Have Learnt | 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.

The Legacy I Would Like To Leave | I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.
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On Memories | Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.

On Learning To Trust In God | I learned to put my trust in God and to see Him as my strength. Long ago I set my mind to be a free person and not to give in to fear. I always felt that it was my right to defend myself if I could. 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.