Quotation by Mary Frances Berry

If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in that bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing.
Mary Frances Berry (b. 1938), African American author. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).

Rosa Parks (b. 1913) sparked the African American civil rights movement when, in December 1955, she broke the law by refusing to yield her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, municipal bus to a white man. This led to the successful Montgomery bus boycott and the rise to prominence of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968).
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