Rosa Parks's Wisest Words

Be fearless.

Few names are as synonymous with standing up to injustice as Rosa Parks. Parks stood up for what she believed in no matter what the consequences meant: even jail. Her utterance of a little word—NO—made a big difference. Without her stand against oppression, the outcome of the Civil Rights movement wouldn't exist in the same capacity as it does today.

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Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

Diana is a producer at ELLE.com. She previously wrote for MarieClaire.com. Diana is a Syracuse grad and a Chicago native, and therefore a pro at dealing with cold weather. She's also an Anglophile, which means she love all things British—especially Downton Abbey, London, and Will and Kate (and Prince George!)