60 Years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This simple act of civil disobedience to defend human dignity was one of the most important events in the civil rights movement history.
Parks’ actions resounded far beyond Montgomery, stimulating activism across America and it quickly became a symbol of resistance against institutionalised racism.
Our history is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Rosa Park’s example gave hope and courage to a generation. One woman’s bravery 60 years ago continues to provide inspiration to new generations across the world .