“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” December 1, 1995 was a day of change. Rosa Parks took a stand against cruel humanity through her words and actions. She was a brave woman who saw the unfair treatment of blacks and was tired of it, so she decided to do something significant. She knew that something had to be done. Even after taking a stand with a part of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, she did many other acts as an American Civil Rights activist that made great impacts on many lives.
Princess Diana once stated, “The worst illness of our time is that so many people have to suffer from never being loved” (“Princess Diana Charity Work”). An effectual quote such as that, leads people to believe that Princess Diana was genuinely a warmhearted and compassionate woman, that she was to say the least. She was emotionally strong and was not afraid to venture out from the typical routine of a sought-after celebrity. Her actions spoke louder than her words, which the public prized about her. Princess Diana was a public icon and contributed to changing the world by working hands on with charities and organizations that devoted to make the world a better place.
She was an active member of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. She was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus. Shortly after she was jailed and fined for her refusal to get out of her seat, African Americans went on strike and boycotted the Montgomery public transit system, and practically bankrupted the company. It was called The Montgomery Boycott.