Rosa Parks

Yes, she was tired.

But it wasn’t the kind of tired that came from aching feet.

“The only tired I was was tired of giving in.”

So when the bus driver motioned to her to stand and give her seat away to a white person, the seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama refused.

“Well, I’m going to have you arrested,” the bus driver said.

Rosa Parks calmly replied, “You may go on and do so.”

For standing up for herself⎯by sitting down⎯Rosa Parks ignited a movement.