On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She inspired the leaders of the local Black community to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted for over a year.
In her autobiography, Rosa said, “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”