“People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically... No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” ~ Rosa Parks
to Rosa Parks (1913-2005) who was born . Her courageous act of refusing to give up her seat to a white male passenger on an Alabama bus in 1955 played a pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The boycott took place for over a year and ended after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional.