Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones released this statement on the passing of Civil Rights heroine Rosa Parks.
"As a child I traveled to Alabama and experienced the segregated south. I rode in the back of the bus, I used the colored restroom and I went into the back doors," said Rep. Tubbs Jones.
"Thank God for Rosa Parks! There are few in the history of this country of have had the courage to stand up to adversity with the dignity and strength as Rosa Parks. Her brave actions in 1955, refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white man, began a movement that would change the face of this nation forever. "
"Rosa Parks' legacy of courage in the struggle for justice for African Americans in this country will be an inspiration for generations to come. I offer my sincere condolences to her family and friends during this time."