I just listened to the Democracy Now! retrospective on Rosa Parks 100th birthday. It was interesting how little I really knew about her role in the civil rights movement. She was not a passive figurehead in the Montgomery bus boycotts, but someone with a long history of activism and resistance.
That was 1955. That was fifty-eight years ago. Less than sixty years ago there were laws in this country that dictated who could ride on what part of the bus.