Thursday, December 3, 2015
Travel Photo Thursday Rosa Parks
I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox
August 2013 - Grand Rapids Michigan
December 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks has gone down in history as an ordinary, elderly black woman who spontaneously kick-started the modern African-American civil rights movement. It all began in December 1955, when Parks was arrested for civil disobedience: She had refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a crowded bus in the racially segregated town of Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the push for racial equality, which brought civil rights superstars such as Martin Luther King Jr. into the public eye and changed the world forever.