10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people
Rosa Parks is known not only for using her freedom of expression, but also helped immensly in the movement of civil rights and African-American equality. Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus where black people were expected to sit, by the whites. When she refused, police became involved, essentially leading to her arrest. She remained anonymous and did not take credit for this scenario until later in life.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.