Remembering Rosa Parks

(CNN)Today marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks taking a stand.

The 42-year-old seamstress and secretary of her local NAACP chapter defied Jim Crow laws that called for the separation of the races by refusing to move to the back of a bus to allow a white man to have her seat.
That defiant act in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 was a pivotal point in the civil rights movement and transformed Parks into a symbol of the struggle. Social media marked the day and remembered her, with some taking note of the current plight of African-Americans.

60 years ago today, #RosaParks refused to give up her seat and showed you must stand up for yourself, even if it means...

Posted by Brad Meltzer on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92. In a 1995 interview, she said she wasn't angry about being asked to leave her seat, just resolute.
    "I don't remember feeling that anger, but I did feel determined to take this as an opportunity to let it be known that I did not want to be treated in that manner and that people have endured it far too long," she said.