The quiet, tired seamstress caricature isn't her real story. 

Last year, in anticipation of what would have been Rosa Parks' 105th birthday, I reached out to her great niece, Urana McCauley, to ask if she'd be interested in writing an op-ed for Shondaland. I knew Urana worked tirelessly to educate the public, regularly speaking in churches, community centers, and schools, about the true story of her aunt. Read more here.