Rosa Parks in 1955 with Martin Luther King Jr. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College class of 1948, and his sister, Christine King Farris, C’48 Spelman College, Associate Professor and Director of the Learning Resources Center at Spelman College
On July 18, 1957, Martin Luther King, Jr., joined Billy Graham on the platform at his Crusade in Madison Square Garden. King led the congregation in a prayer, calling “for a warless world and for a brotherhood that transcends race or color.” In a letter to Graham after the Crusade, King praised Billy’s commitment to holding non-segregated revivals, commenting, “You have courageously brought the Christian Gospel to bear on the question of race.”
Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American government. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_B._Anthony
Thank you to the women suffragists who fought so hard for our rights. They suffered bodily harm, jail-time, complete alienation from society.....and some even lost their families in the process. Thank you, and we promise to keep fighting!!