Rosa Parks: 9 of Her Most Inspiring Quotes

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955, she became what many described as "the mother of the civil rights movement," when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Her courageous action and resistance inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event for the cause of freedom. 

Parks remained a civil rights activist for the rest of her life. We honor her memory by sharing her inspiring words.