Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day is an American holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks. In the U.S. states of California andMissouri it is celebrated on her birthday, February 4. In Ohio and Oregon, it is celebrated on the day she was arrested, December 1.Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated in 2000. The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio's legislation pass to honor the late leader.It is also celebrated by the Columbus Ohio bus system (COTA) with a special tribute to the late civil rights leader.As of 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon proclaimed Rosa Parks Day official in the state.In 2014, Oregon governor Kitzhaber declared that Oregon will celebrate its first Rosa Parks Day.Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation.

I think she was very brave and my hat's off to her. What do you think?
I love words and came across a list of them. I'm going to add a word a day to my posts as long as I don't forget.

Word 11. Calamitous: disastrous
The voyage of the Titanic was calamitous and a horrible tragedy.
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