Rosa Parks has a well-deserved place in history, but long before Rosa refused to move to the back of the bus, journalist (and Chicagoan) Ida B. Wells-Barnett refused to give up her railcar seat when asked in 1884. She bit the conductor on the hand when he tried to force her off but she was eventually dragged off the train. She sued the railroad and initially won, but the decision was overturned. Find out more about her and this story below in a cool short documentary I found online from All Black Media.
Check out more great lesser-known facts about African-Americans in history here from CafeMom writer, Janelle Harris.
Happy Black History Month!