Rosa Parks

(Rosa Louise McCauley Parks)

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
  • Born: February 4, 1913
  • Died: October 24, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Civil Rights Activist









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I did not get on the bus to get arrested I got on the bus to go home. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
All I was doing was trying to get home from work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Time
Each person must live their life as a model for others. Life
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.
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.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free. Freedom & Liberty
I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn't feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Inspiration
My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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. Equality & Equal Opportunity
Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.
Why do you all push us around?