This Oct. 28, 1986, file photo shows Rosa Parks at Ellis Island in New York. A letter written by Parks describing the 1957 bombing of neighbors’ home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. Alabama State University announced that the Rev. Robert Graetz and his wife Jeannie purchased the letter by Parks describing the bombing of their home. (AP Photo/File)

Black History Month: Quote of the Day

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would also be free.”

Rosa Parks is one of the most well known civil rights activists. On December 1, 1955, she took a seat on the bus to go home after a long day of work like she would any other day. A white man got on the bus and when there were no seats left, Parks refused to give up her seat, but she was fighting for so much more than just a seat. After this day she started the Montgomery Bus Boycott, ruling segregated public buses unconstitutional. She fought for what she believed in and because of her courageous actions, a completely new tone had been set for the civil rights movement.

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