Rosa Parks, RIP
If you doubt the power of one individual, simply look at the life of Rosa Parks. She said no on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus one day in 1955 and sparked the long-overdue Civl Rights Movement in America. A lifetime of courage was concentrated in that one word spoken to power. LaShawn Barber has a fitting tribute.
UPDATE: 9:05 a.m.
But do you know about Martha White in Baton Rouge in 1953? I certainly didn't. Thanks to Paul at Wizbang.
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