“Gay people, we will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets. … We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence, so I’m going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. You must come out´
Marie was not only the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize but is still the only woman to be awarded the prize twice, and to this day remains the only person to ever win the Nobel prize in two separate scientific fields.
Rosa, 42, refused to give her seat on the bus to a white man which resulted in her arrest. She was ordered to pay a $10 fine and pay $4 in court fees. This inspired the local African American community to band together, and led by the young Martin Luther King Jr., they boycotted the bus system, this was later known as the Montgomery bus boycott.