Rosa Parks Said No

by Bullet Blues

rosa park picAt Bullet Blues, we wanted to mention Rosa Parks, one of our favorite woman in history.  Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old black woman, refused to give her bus seat to a white man during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress, 58 years ago today. It was the 1st of December, 1955. Mrs. Parks remained seated, arguing that she was not in a seat reserved for whites. Officers Day and Mixon  came and promptly arrested her after she defied the order of Joseph Blake, the bus driver, to move to the back of the bus as she was expected to in that era of segregation. In the South, city buses were lightning rods for civil rights activists. It took someone with the courage and character of Rosa Parks to strike with lightning. With a quiet act of defiance that resonated throughout the world, Rosa Parks is known and revered today as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. On 20 December 1956, Mrs. Parks paid her 10¢ and sat wherever she pleased. One of her famous quote that we favor is : “you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. ” rosa-parks arrestrosa-parks-bus