It was on this date 63 years ago. December 1,1955. Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a bus. Read her story here.
I was in Memphis at the Civil Rights Museum a few weeks ago with my neighbor, Willie Mae Wright, a Civil Rights hero in her own right. Willie Mae told me that she always sits at the front of the bus.
In her own words, "Ever since Rosa Parks, I always sit in the front of the bus. I just can't bring myself to go to the back. And when I vote, I never use an absentee ballot. I always go to polling place to vote after so many have given so much for the right to vote."