A seated Rosa Parks made America stand up

Rosa Parks stood up by remaining seated.It proved to be a seminal moment, a towering act of courage.Her refusal to surrender her seat on the bus to a white man in 1955 ultimately would drive a dagger into the heart of Jim Crow.And when she refused to stand, one could feel the tremor of the civil rights movement rippling through America.It was a follow-me charge over the ramparts. It was classic lead by example. The legend of Rosa Parks had been hatched.Actions sometimes do speak infinitely louder than words.Rosa Parks died Monday at 92. But her legacy lives on.Simply said, the one-time seamstress changed the face of America by adding color to it.

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