How moving and fitting — and how American — to see Rosa Parks’ coffin in a place of honor in the Capitol rotunda. The seamstress whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus sparked the civil rights movement received the same honored place as presidents Lincoln and Kennedy and other national icons.
It’s an inspiring reminder that ordinary citizens can be great leaders in this country.
“She was a citizen in the best sense of the word,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. “She caused things to happen in our society that made us a better, more caring, more just society.”
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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