Actually, rosa parks refused to move, and kept her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus.
“Rodney King was like rosa parks in many ways,” said Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University.
In his eulogy for rosa parks, Jesse Jackson gave a history lesson to the American people—and to then President George W. Bush.
Yeah, it was probably a junior social-media staffer who threw up that Twitter post about rosa parks “ending racism” in 1955.
“The world needs to know about Fannie Lou Hamer, just like they know Dr. King and rosa parks,” says Bracey.