Monday, February 11, 2013

Stitched Portraits: Rosa Parks

(b. Feb. 4, 1913) Last Monday would have been the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks.

By those closest to her she was described as 'quiet and serene.' And on a regular day, without malice aforethought, she did something quiet. But it was a something that sparked an unstoppable movement towards desegregation, making her a symbol for civil rights.

For her refusal to move she has my unending respect. Whenever I let others' expectations move me, I feel weakened and small. It seems like it should be easy to refuse injustice, but it is one of the hardest things to do. When my day comes I can only hope to have a shred of her vigor.

Rosa Parks (Radiant):

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