It was 60 years ago Tuesday that Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Ala., and refused to give up her seat for a white passenger.
Members of Congress and political candidates remembered Parks on Tuesday. Here is a look at their tributes online:
Rosa Parks' lifetime of activism – and singular moment of courage – continue to inspire us: https://t.co/yS1ciRR1zE pic.twitter.com/wRSlFDCtRo— First Lady- Archived (@FLOTUS44) December 1, 2015
60 years ago today Rosa Parks said, “No.” While not the first, her decision sparked a boycott and transformed a movement. #ThankyouRosaParks— Former Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (@RepMarciaFudge) December 1, 2015
60 years ago today, Rosa Parks took a stand by refusing to give up her seat. pic.twitter.com/qFBq2bcowb— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks, by the simple act of sitting down at the front of the bus, inspired a whole community to capture the imagination of the nation.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks fought for the principle that all in America deserve equal representation. Honor her legacy: https://t.co/7uUQBRgsuK— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) December 1, 2015