Day 3: #thatswhatshesaid Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an activist in the civil right movement; the US Congress titled her as “the first lady of civil rights.” She is well known for refusing to give her seat to a white person on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, which caused the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott. The city of Montgomery changed the law that required white and black people to separate on buses. Rosa Parks inspired people of color, specifically black women, to take a stand against racism.

Here are a few popular sayings I've compiled from Rosa Parks.

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Here’s my favorite: "Nah" - Rosa Parks, 1955

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"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in”

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"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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"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”

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"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others”

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"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"

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

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Rosa Parks died at the age of 92, on October 24, 2005, in her apartment in Detroit. She had been suffering from dementia since 2002. Barack Obama unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks in 2013 in Washington D.C. She is seen sitting down, with her arms neatly resting on her lap and she stares off into the distance, as if she may be arriving to her destination.
Her legacy still lives on today.

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With love, dreams and positive vibes your way,

- Leyla