Dr. Martin Luther King wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the Civil Rights Movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (photo taken 1962)
Rosa Parks was just one of many women during the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Their impact on history is tremendous, and their strength helps us question authority whenever possible.