Ok, so we all know that Rosa Parks did not start the Civil Rights Movement, or do we? Well she didn’t, but she was a huge figure, and that’s something to be celebrated.
My connection to Rosa Parks is as follows:
When I was a kid in church with my grand father, I was reading through his bible and came across a signature. And who’s signature was it? Rosa Parks. Turns out my Papa met her back in the day and he didn’t have anything else to have her sign except for his bible. Pretty awesome.
I didn’t know Rosa personally, never met her like my grand father did, but she means something to me and she means something to every American.
She stood up for herself, and was sick and tired of being sick and tired, of being sick and tired. Rosa couldn’t take it anymore, and lord knows American couldn’t take it any more.
So she sat, she protested, she marched the streets for change. A real warrior, a rebel, and a leader and poster woman of the Civil Rights Movement.
And for that, Rosa Parks is part of this year’s Black History Month Photo Collection.