Rosa Parks Quotes

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Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.

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Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.

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I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.

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At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.

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I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.

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you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.

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We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down.

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Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.

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People need to free their minds of racial prejudice and believe in equality for all and freedom regardless of race. It would be a good thing if all people were treated equally and justly and not be discriminated against because of race or religion or anything that makes them different from others.

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If I stayed angry at other people, I would miss finding friends among those I was angry with.

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There is no future without education.

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Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat?

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As long as people use tactics to oppress or restrict other people from being free, there is work to be done.

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I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache in my heart.

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I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

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