Rosa didn’t refuse to give up her seat because she was tired. She was tired of giving in.
Such a simple word can make such a profound statement. At 42 years old, Rosa Parks was arrested by the Montgomery police for using it. Her only crime was refusing to be treated like an second-class citizen and through her act, she became the first recognisable face of the American Civil Rights movement.
With the support of the Montgomery Improvement Association and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a citywide boycott of buses ensued, which led to the revocation of its segregation laws. This Rosa Parks T-shirt is a simple message against institutionalised racism.