Rosa Parks: humble civil rights activist

Rosa Parks, became an historic figure in the US civil rights movement . She was a black woman who refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger on the 1st December 1955.  As a consequence, she affronted the segregation laws of the State of Alabama that forbade whites and blacks to share any kind of space.

Her courageous actions propelled the Civil Rights movement of Martin Luther King Junior, putting successfully into practice his philosophy of direct, non-violent action. Sit-ins, stand-ins, and all manner of protest marches soon followed, thanks to the dignity of this humble little lady who reflected upon this stance soon after and declared: “My feet’s are tired but my souls is rested”.

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, just outside Detroit.  holds what they claim is the exact bus this famous historic act occurred on.