One person can start profound change in the world.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a Democrat, told CNN Monday he watched the 1955-56 Montgomery drama unfold as a teenager and it inspired him to get active in the civil rights movement.

“It was so unbelievable that this woman — this one woman — had the courage to take a seat and refuse to get up and give it up to a white gentleman. By sitting down, she was standing up for all Americans,” he said.

Rosa Parks has died yet her legacy lives on.

A simple act of defiance – a non-violent straw to break the back of injustice.

Last night our Council defied the current federal status quo and endorsed the call for change.

A small, coincidental but fitting memorial to Ms. Parks.

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