Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

She was born 101 years ago today.

By Aura Bogado Feb 04, 2014

Rosa Parks became an icon of the civil rights movement after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Although she wasn’t the first black person to do so, Parks’s civil disobedience kicked off a massive boycott and Supreme Court decision that affirmed that Alabama’s segregation laws were unconstitutional. Here are five quotes attributed to Rosa Parks to remember her by on the day of her birth, 101 years ago today.