Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her sit for a white passenger. Through her brave civil disobedience actions, she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks
American political activist, scholar, professor, author and nationally prominent radical of the 1960s, Angela Davis. Of well educated southern parents, she studied in the US, France and Germany, and became a leader of the Communist Party USA, and closely involved with the Black Panther Party through the Civil Rights Movement. She popularised the 'afro' hairstyle and generated pride in many African Americans, and respect for her uncompromising stance, amongst students around the world