Rosa Parks 1913-2005

Rosa Parks, whose brave and dignified act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, has died at the age of 92. At It Comes in Pints, Emily links to CNN’s obituary, and this one, and adds some thoughts of her own, as does Jo over at JoBlog. The Guardian, meanwhile, notes this quote, by Rosa Parks – “It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” Update Also worth pointing to the Guardian’s obituary of Rosa Parks, which notes the facts of that day, rather than the myth.