16 Famous Rosa Parks Quotes

16 Famous Rosa Parks Quotes

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Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist from Alabama. She has been dubbed the “first lady of civil rights” as well as “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her most known act of protest was refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus, she was arrested and that day, February 4, was named Rosa Parks day. She died in 2005 at the age of 92.

“At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.”

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”

“Every day before supper and before we went to services on Sundays my grandmother would read the Bible to me, and my grandfather would pray. We even had devotions before going to pick cotton
in the fields. Prayer and the Bible, became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength”

“Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.”

“I did not get on the bus to get arrested I got on the bus to go home.”

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

“I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.”

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

“I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.”

“It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn’t feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working.”

“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”

“My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.”

“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.”

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”

“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

“Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.”