At just 15, Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
Dallas salutes the 60th anniversary of Parks refusal to give up her bus seat by reserving a seat for her on more than 500 buses.
Today, we honor and celebrate Rosa Parks on what would have been her 101st birthday. "People always say that I didn't give
That popular legend is misleading. Parks' defiance of Montgomery's segregation laws was not an isolated incident. It was part of a lifelong crusade to dismantle Jim Crow.
After the arrest of Rosa Parks in December of 1955,when she refused to give up her seat to a white man, Montgomery's black
As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"
The full story of Rosa Parks reminds us that her tremendously consequential act, along with everything that followed, depended on all the humble, frustrating work that she and others had undertaken earlier on.
When hate or smugness affects one of our neighbor's quality of life and places him or her on a pedestal below, it deprives that person of the chance to be happy and fulfilled.