(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):