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
Rosa Parks biography and accomplishments - 10 black women who’ve changed history: famous black women
Ms. Rosa Parks - I didn't actually meet her, but attended the public viewing of her body at her memorial. I stood in line for hours to get the opportunity to whisper to her that I would see her again one day in heaven.
Black entrepreneur and abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant was born in 1812. She helped to spread the Underground Railroad to California during the Gold Rush and is known as the Mother of Civil Rights in California. She worked to desegregate public transit nearly a century before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, winning lawsuits against street car companies in San Francisco for not allowing black passengers.