Exactly 66 years ago today, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of courage has inspired countless others to make the world a better and fairer place, including those of us at Stand for Children.
Ms. Parks was the honorary co-chair of Stand for Children Day, this organization’s founding event. She challenged the over 300,000 individuals attending that event in 1996, saying, “If I can sit down for justice, you can stand up for children.” Hence comes the name of this organization.
At Stand, we strive each and every day to live up to Rosa Parks’ inspiring words. And so, on this anniversary of the day she sat down in the name of justice, let’s rededicate ourselves to standing for children.