Rosa Parks(民運人士)


“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.”

— Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Activist

「這些年來我學到,一個人下定決心後可以削弱恐懼;知道什麼必須完成可以克服恐懼。」– 羅莎‧帕克斯(民運人士)

  • make up one’s mind 下定決定。例:I’ve made up my mind. (我已做好決定。) diminish (v.) 減少,縮減。例:The house diminished greatly in value over the past year. (房子的價格在過去一年大幅下跌。) do away with 擺脫,弄掉。例:These complicated rules and regulations should have been done away with many years ago. (這些複雜的繁文規則應該在很多年前就廢止。)
  • 羅莎‧帕克斯(1913-2005)為美國黑人民運人士,被尊稱為「民權運動第一夫人」及「自由民權運動之母」,她因拒絕聽從公車司機命令讓座給一名白人乘客而全國聞名,此抗拒行為在民權運動中具有重要的象徵意義,之後還與民運人士馬丁路德合作並獲得「總統自由勳章」。


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