Rosa Parks is known not only for using her freedom of expression, but also helped immensly in the movement of civil rights and African-American equality. Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus where black people were expected to sit, by the whites. When she refused, police became involved, essentially leading to her arrest. She remained anonymous and did not take credit for this scenario until later in life.
Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks
Rosa Parks - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
This glorious photo of Rosa Parks sitting at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal in 1956. | 26 Incredible Pictures Of Famous People Throughout History
It is no wonder why Rosa Parks holds such an important place in the annals of the American narrative: her work represents progress for both civil and equal rights as it applies to people of color and to women. It is important to remember, though, that her impact came largely from her position as a non-aggressor. She was an everyday woman who showed a generation how much difference one person can make. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks