Members of Congress and political candidates remembered Parks on Tuesday. Here is a look at their tributes online:
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
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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks’ act of rebellion on a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked a national movement for equal rights. Parks’ impact on the civil rights movement strikes deeper than just that day on the bus—she initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for fair housing in Detroit, and called for the release of political prisoners. Today, her legacy inspires a new generation of civil rights advocates.