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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Rosa Parks b. February 4, 1913

- 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.

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

The great civil and human rights fighter, hero and icon Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913.



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