Rosa Parks Collection of Quotes

About Rosa Parks:

Born: February 4, 1913

Deceased: October 24, 2005


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1. “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” -Rosa Parks

2. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” -Rosa Parks

3. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” -Rosa Parks

4. “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” -Rosa Parks

5. “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.” -Rosa Parks

6.”Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” -Rosa Parks

7. “Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way.” -Rosa Parks

8. “It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn’t feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working.” -Rosa Parks

9. “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 Parks

10. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” -Rosa Parks

11. “I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.” -Rosa Parks

12. “At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.” -Rosa Parks