Rosa Parks died on this day in 2005. At her funeral, Senator Barack Obama reflected on her life in a speech that’s become a favorite of mine.
"When the history of this country is written, when a final accounting is done, it is this small quiet woman whose name will be remembered long after the names of senators and presidents have been forgotten. It’s her name that will be recalled as having helped lay the foundation of a nation to live up to its creed." - Barack Obama on Rosa Park