Unsung Heroes

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks refused to give up her city bus seat to a white passenger, and by her action she unwittingly accelerated the civil rights movement in this country. Ms. Parks would later say that her refusal to surrender her seat was not to be intentionally defiant but simply to rest her feet after a long day at work. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but Ms. Parks epitomizes the impact of an unsung hero. Unsung heroes are those who achieve significant results without the expectation of any sort of recognition.