Rosa Parks, would have celebrated her 104th birthday today.
Parks has been well remembered for violating a city law requiring racial segregation of public buses, and her refusal to give up her seat for a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, that triggered boycotts and spurred the civil rights movement across the country. Parks died in 2005, leaving behind a monumental legacy and moving words to guide the modern civil rights movement.
Her act of resistance unleashed a movement that helped to end legal segregation in the U.S., and cemented her as "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the civil rights movement."