I would like to meet Rosa Parks.

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If I Could Meet Any Historical Figure

If I could meet any historical figure I would chose to meet Rosa Parks. She is an

unbelievable inspiration and a great role model. She is also a great example for everyone that no matter what race you are, you should stand up for what you believe in. Rosa Parks is not only one of the most important people in Black History; she is also a great role model for women everywhere.

If I was ever blessed to sit down and meet with her; I would ask her how long it took her to get up enough courage to refuse to move. I've often wondered if she planned that out or if she did it as an adrenaline rush, spur of the moment kind of thing. If she had planned it out, I would ask her if she tried to get people to do it with her or if she wanted to do it by herself.

What made her finally want to stand up for herself and do it?

Next I would want to know if she had any role models her self and what she valued most in life. These characteristics are extremely important to me and in my opinion they show stability and strong sense of character. It's interesting to think about if she valued the same type of things like me because she seems so much more courageous. Then would be a good time to inform her on how much of a role model she is and how much of an impact she made in the world today.

On the topic of black people who made great impacts, she would probably wonder who else was big in black history. It would be my pleasure to tell her about many the...