Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.
04-02-2017 Rachel Dolezal – who was born white but spent years posing as a black civil rights leader – is back in the spotlight with a brand new memoir about her life as a "trans-racial" women.
Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.
Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks