Also know as “the first lady of civil rights”, the African-American Rosa Parks was a pioneer of civil rights in a racially segregated Alabama in 1950s. In 1955, she refused to give away her seat to a white passenger in a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, thereby, disobeying the bus driver’s orders. This act of hers sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott that crippled the state capital’s public transport system.
“I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.”
LESSON: Stand up for what’s right. You may be surprised to learn that the others surrounding you believe in the same thing.