I'm a little late in posting this. The 55th anniversary of Rosa Park's ride was Dec. 1st. This post gives some interesting background that one doesn't see that often. She mentions that Mrs. Parks was part of a group that had been trained in passive resistance and had visited the Highlander Folk School, where a number of people worked on ideas for improving the civil rights situation of blacks. Highlander was run by Myles Horton, a labor organizer for many years and a fascinating person in his own right. I read his autobiography, The Long Haul.
Rosa Parks is a hero, and I celebrate her memory.