Quotes of the Day

Rose Parks
Friday, Jul. 29, 2011

Open quoteI was ready to die, but give my consent, never. Never, never.Close quote

  • the civil rights icon, in an essay about how she was nearly raped by a white neighbor while employed as his housekeeper in 1931; the note is among thousands of her personal items selected by a Michigan court to be bought and preserved by an institution
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