Patricia Due did what most of us are scared to do. Get in trouble. For rights we have today because of her courage. At the ripe age of 20, Due refused to give up her seat at a counter in Florida. Her defiance led to an arrest and a 49 day stint in jail. After 50 years of believing in equality for all, she passed away at the age of 72 after succumbing to thyroid cancer.
“I didn’t know it then, but refusing to back down would be a trademark in my life.” – Patricia Due