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1. "Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later."
Author: Bob Filner
2. "Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly."
Author: Jay Z
3. "The civil rights movement would experience many important victories, but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst."
Author: Jim Costa
4. "Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed."
Author: Jim Costa
5. "Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation's civil rights history."
Author: John Shimkus
6. "Rosa Parks inspired many. She will not be forgotten."
Author: John Shimkus
7. "Fear would have told the Wright brothers not to fly. Fear would have told Rosa Parks to change seats. Fear would have told Steve Jobs that people hate touchscreens."
Author: Jon Acuff
8. "If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing."
Author: Mary Frances Berry
9. "His boss, Isaac (Robert Guillaume), agrees but tells him to do it anyway "because it's television and this is how it's done." Dan replies, "Yeah, well, sitting in the back of the bus was how it was done until a forty-two-year-old lady moved up front." A few minutes later Isaac looks Dan in the eye and tells him, "Because I love you I can say this. No rich young white guy has ever gotten anywhere with me comparing himself to Rosa Parks." Finally, the voice of reason, which of course was heard on a canceled network TV series on cable."
Author: Sarah Vowell
10. "I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
Author: Ted Nugent

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