Quote: Kiari Day. Art: Gene Pendon (Acrylic on Canvas)
This simple slogan movingly connects the past to the present, creating a memorable slice of people’s history. These three people are, of course, symbols for the millions of dedicated Americans who work tirelessly for justice and peace.
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Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress later called the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement." On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement.