“God has always given me the strength to say what is right... I had the strength of God and my ancestors with me”Rosa Parks"The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" (2013)
We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down.Rosa ParksQuoted in "Standing Up for Freedom," Academy of Achievement.org (2005-10-31)
I did not get on the bus to get arrested I got on the bus to go home.Rosa ParksQuoted in Rita Dove, "Rosa Parks: Her simple act of protest galvanized America's civil rights revolution," Time (1999-06-14)
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.Rosa ParksQuiet Strength: the Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation
"Since I have always been a strong believer in God, I knew that He was with me, and only He could get me through that next step"Rosa ParksQuiet Strength : the Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.
I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.Rosa ParksQuoted in "Women of the Hall: Rosa Parks," Women's National Hall of Fame (undated); said upon her 77th birthday (1990-02-04)
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