Obama Marks 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’s Bus Boycott
President Barack Obama celebrated the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks famous bus boycott.
“Rosa Parks held no elected office. She was not born into wealth or power. Yet sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks changed America,” Obama said in a statement.
Parks passed away in 2005, but has left behind an important legacy.
“Like so many giants of her age, Rosa Parks is no longer with us. But her lifetime of activism — and her singular moment of courage — continue to inspire us today,” Obama said.
“Because Rosa Parks kept her seat, thousands of ordinary commuters walked instead of rode,” he continued. “Because they walked, countless other quiet heroes marched. Because they marched, our union is more perfect.”
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