Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Women's History Month: Rosa Parks on fear

Rosa Parks sparked a revolution on December 1st, 1955, when, after a long day of work, she boarded a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama. When she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, she not only fueled the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but also quickly became an inspiration and symbol of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. And did I mention how utterly fierce she was?!?!? On the subject of fear, she mused...

"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."

Such a remarkable woman, don't you think, friends! It's women like this that give me strength and courage, especially in those dark times. Fun fact: The actual bus is on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan! xoxo

2 comments:

  1. It's a really surreal feeling when you're sitting on the bus too, surrounded by all that history. Well worth a visit if anyone is ever in Metro Detroit.

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  2. What a great quote and great lady!

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