Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”.
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks rejected bus driver James F. Blake’s order to vacate a row of four seats in the “colored” section in favor of a white passenger, once the “white” section was filled. (Bio from Wikipedia)
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes the fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” -Rosa Parks
Rosa was a leader who inspired thousands . She exemplified all 5 core SEL skills and used them in her life on a daily basis. Thank you Rosa for taking a stand!