Rosa Parks Day

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on a crowded bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, she helped light the flame of a civil rights movement that changed the American landscape. At the dedication of a statue honoring Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol in 2013, President Obama quoted 1 Corinthians 13:12, saying: "'For now we see through a glass, darkly,’ Scripture says, and it’s true.

We so often spend our lives as if in a fog, accepting injustice. . .” Of her years growing up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tuskegee, Alabama, Parks said: “I remember finding such comfort and peace while reading the Bible. Its teaching became a way of life . . .”

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