History fascinates me.
I love reading the stories of people's lives, deeds and dreams--whether it's a Holocaust survivor, a gold-seeking explorer,a civil rights activist or humanitarian with a cause.
But nothing stirs my imagination quite like the struggle of our nation to find balance, peace and the ability to live together; united and connected.
In light of the battles fought in our land, worrying about what I wear, or what others think of what I wear seems small and insignificant, and it helps to take a moment to pause and look back...
to let the actions of brave people shift my perspective around to what is truly inspiring.
Rosa Parks was arrested for disorderly conduct for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. It was her arrest and 14 dollar fine that started the bus boycotts in Montgomery city. The boycott lasted for one year and brought the Civil Rights Movement to the attention of the world.
Rosa Parks gets fingerprinted.
Miss Mary Brent, principal of all white Glenn Elementary School in Nashville greets black and white students on the first day of school.
Fifteen year old, Dorothy Geraldine Counts and three other students enroll in all white Harding High School in Charlotte, NC.
Ruby Parks is escorted into an all white school by U.S. Marshalls.
Her famous walk inspired the Norman Rockwell painting "The Problem We All Live With".
"Start a war within yourself to live in peace with everyone else." --Excola Mobile