Rosa Parks, the woman many feel tipped the American Civil Rights movement into a full-fledged action by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery Alabama in 1955 died in her Detroit home at the age of 92 on Monday. In the words of Dr. King:
"One can never understand the action of Mrs. Parks until one realizes that eventually the cup of endurance runs over, and the human personality cries out, "I can't take it no longer." Mrs. Parks's refusal to move back was her intrepid and courageous affirmation to the world that she had had enough.... Her character was impeccable and her dedication deep-rooted."
Read Wikipedia's entry on Rosa Parks > HERE
Read Dr. Martin Luther King's reflections on the early days of the movement which followed > HERE