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).