An Unforgettable Experience

Last night, my fiance and I went to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to pay our respects to Rosa Parks.

Along with hundreds of other people, we waited in a 4-hour line that started on Warren Avenue and twisted and turned up and down streets, past the Science Center, behind the DIA, and toward the front of the museum. Despite the chilly weather, everyone in line was in good spirits, talking and laughing and enjoying the company of new-found friends – the people that were in front and back of you during the journey. One of my favorite things while waiting in line was a small group of women about 20 or so people back from us that passed the time by singing church hymns.

Although it was nearly 4 am by the time we got into our car to leave, being able to pay my respects to Mrs. Parks, the courageous, humble woman that devoted her life to bettering the lives of others, was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.

Thank you, Mrs. Parks, for inspiring us all to be better human beings. We will miss you dearly.

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