US President Barack Obama has unveiled a statue of famed civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks, whose refusal to move seats on a segregated bus was a key moment in African-American's struggle for civil rights.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks told Brian Lanker for the book I Dream a World: "My desires were to be free as soon as I learned that there had been slavery of human beings.”
Parks added: "My resisting being mistreated on the bus did not begin with that particular arrest. I did a lot of walking in Montgomery."
Recalling the incident for Eyes on the Prize, a 1987 public television series on the civil rights movement, Mrs. Parks said: "When he saw me still sitting, he asked if I was going to stand up and I said, 'No, I'm not.'
"And he said, 'Well, if you don't stand up, I'm going to have to call the police and have you arrested.' I said, 'You may do that.'"