#OTD 66 years ago, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to adhere to racist segregation laws. Her act of defiance helped ignite the civil rights movement and bring an end to Jim Crow laws. Today, we remember her spirit and her bravery.
Myth: Rosa Park was old and tired that day on the bus. The truth: She was only 42, her feet were fine — and the only thing she was tired of was oppression.
Rosa Parks changed the course of history when she stayed in her seat and refused to give in to hate and injustice. Today, as we honor her legacy, we're reminded what’s possible when we have the courage to do what’s right. It's on all of us to work for a more just and equal world.
Lots of history was made on December 1st: -Andrew Jackson and the nasty 1824 election -Rosa Parks and the Birmingham bus boycott -Gerald Ford in China -Atty Gen. Barr tells Donald Trump what he doesn't want to hear ...Details later - and Nixon's dogs! (also this day)
This week Dallas Area Rapid Transit is honoring the life and legacy of Rosa Parks by reserving a seat at the front of each of its 692 buses in its fleet.
We stand on the shoulders of those who came before. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, she was lifting all of us up. Today, on her birthday, we honor her legacy and courage.
Today we celebrated the passage of landmark legislation that will preserve America’s majestic natural wonders, priceless historic treasures, grand national monuments, and glorious national parks. It was my great honor to sign the Great American Outdoors Act into law! #HR1957