- from Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks knew the segregation laws and bigotry toward blacks were unjust and unfair. When she grew up, she worked as a tailor and seamstress.
In her free time, she was the secretary for the Montgomery, Alabama, chapter of the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP was founded to 1909, and at the time the word “colored” was a term commonly used for black people. Chapters of the NAACP all around the country worked to gain rights for black people and fight discrimination. In an interview with Ebony magazine, Rosa Parks said she and the NAACP worked “to challenge the powers that be, and to let it be known that we did not wish to continue being second-class citizens.”