Sixty-two years ago this week, a brave seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama uttered one word that changed history.
On the evening of December 1, 1955, when a bus driver told Rosa Park to hand over her seat,
she looked him in the eye and she told him “No”.
No, she was not going to give up her seat because of her color, or the color of her skin.
Rosa Parks remained strong and stayed in her seat, to defend the truth etched into our Declaration of Independence
that all of us, regardless of the color of our skin, are created equal by God.
Her courageous act inspired a young Christian pastor, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr,
along with thousands of others in Montgomery to join the movement and boycott the city bus service.