“The word has been spread that Rosa Parks was a little old tired woman. I was tired, but my feet did not come into it. … The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”
Actress Becky Stone spoke these heartfelt words in her portrayal of the civil rights icon at Arapahoe Community College on Feb. 23.
Presenting a perspective of Parks in her later years, Stone enacted the story of the woman’s refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in a time when black people deferred to white bus riders.