Cool Dead Person: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks died in the last few days.  If you don’t know who this is then you clearly are not familiar enough with the civil rights movement in US History.  In 1955 Rosa Parks did something pretty simple, yet incredibly amazing for the time.  She got on a bus and sat up front.  In 1995 the buses were segretated in Alabama, blacks in the back, whites up front and any black person had to give up their seat to a white.  Rosa boarded the bus, sat near the front and refused to give up her seat to a white man.  She was arrested and the whole thing sparked off protests and a boycott of the bus system. 

Sometimes it takes great strength of character to stand up (or in this case sit down) for your convictions and beliefs.  I admire anyone who will stand up for their rights and the rights of others.  Things in this country have come a long way in regards to civil rights, but clearly has more to come still.