Tap Into Your Inner Rosa Parks

On this day in 1979, Rosa Parks was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP’s highest honor, in recognition of her contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement, particularly her refusal to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus to a white male passenger on December 1, 1955.  Her act of defiance served as a catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott which persisted until December 21, 1956 when Montgomery’s city busses were finally integrated.

If you want to learn more about how to tap into your own power to engender change around issues that are important to you, consider applying for American South: Activism & Leadership Through the Lens of the American Civil Rights Movement, one of the CSGC trips taking place during the first week of March Break.

Click here to apply!