Rosa Parks and those other civil rights activists made such huge statements in simple actions we take for granted today. London poet Elle Smith takes to verse to interpret the significance of what Rosa Parks did that day for inequality in her original poem "Any Seat Will Do":
Any Seat Will Do
You took up your seat,
to allow others to see,
there is no future for inequality.
Why should one race stand,
in front of any other,
leading without democracy?
Colour must never determine fate,
as ultimately we ALL,
belong to one, great, big race.
A seat does actually matter,
as it provides a place,
connecting us all to our earthly base.
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