US Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton combined the civil rights activist, Rosa Parks and her initial, into a new campaign logo.
On Tuesday 1 December 2015, Twitter users referred to the image as “disrespectful” and an “awful idea”, as the apparent appropriation – rather than reflection of Parks’ legacy – offended many online.
The 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ legacy was celebrated on 1 December 2015. In a tribute to her courage, Hilary Clinton tweeted:
“History often gets made on ordinary days by seemingly ordinary people – December 1, 1955 was one of them. Thank you, Rosa Parks. – H”
On the same day, Hilary spoke at an event marking the Alabama boycott of Montgomery buses by black Americans to protest segregated seating.
The logo that sparked outrage appears to be Rosa Parks sitting on an H shaped bus, what are your thoughts?