Originally Posted by Vanessa White
She often said in interviews after the Montgomery bus boycotts, and her arrest, that she didn't sit down INTENDING to be an activist, INTENDING on disobeying the so called city ordinance.
She had worked all day and she was tired.
That is interesting. I wonder if she is just being humble. She refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. It was an act of civil disobedience. I'm sure she didn't intend all this to happen but when the moment came she stood her ground.
I think as LGBT people we often have moments to "stand our ground". I think making a commitment to being out is the most important way we stand our ground as LGBT individuals.
I found a photograph of Rosa Parks taken in 1955 the year of the speech we are reading. The man in the background is Martin Luther King.