Rosa Parks

26Rosa Parks Quotes

American Activist born on February 04, 1913, died on October 24, 2005

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in both California and Ohio... (source)

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free. view quote

At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in. view quote

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. view quote

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. view quote

Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome. view quote

Each person must live their life as a model for others. view quote

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. view quote

Why do you all push us around? view quote

Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way. view quote

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