New York Times:
Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, died yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 92 years old.
I don't know that I can fully grasp the contribution Rosa Parks and the other civil rights leaders of her time made. While there have, and remain, racial tensions the America I grew up in wasn't a segregated place. I have never seen a 'whites only' sign. For that I thank Rosa Parks.