Tired of giving in

Tired of giving in

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Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus.

 When asked about why she refused, she later would say:

 “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, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

 Following in the footsteps of South Carolinian Sarah Mae Flemming, who was expelled from a public bus seventeen months prior, Rosa Parks, in refusing to give in and allow the status quo of oppression and discrimination to continue, sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

 The Montgomery Bus Boycott, along with the Freedom Rides, and the Voting Rights Act are now regarded as hallmarks of the Civil Rights Movement—a movement that is alive still today.

As we reflect on the legacy of Rosa Parks, I hope you will join us as we continue to fight to protect the ballot access and civil rights for which Rosa Parks, Sarah Mae Flemming, and many others fought.

 

Source: SCDP
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