Happy 100th Birthday, Revolutionary Rosa Parks

There’s a lot I didn’t know about Rosa Parks. For example:

Throughout the 1940s, Parks and her husband, Raymond hosted Alabama Voter League meetings at which they urged members of their community to spurn intimidation and register to vote. Parks herself successfully registered to vote on her third attempt in 1945. Parks joined the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP in 1943 and, as secretary, took advantage of her activist networks to continue to fight for gender and racial equality.

Certainly debunks that whole “She was just tired” nonsense.