Rosa Parks under arrest in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Sixty years ago today, an African American woman committed the most famous act of civil disobedience in American history.

Unfortunately, fame does not guarantee accurate historical memory. The real Rosa Parks is far more interesting than the mythical figure of the popular imagination.

Most people have the basics right: Parks got arrested for refusing to surrender her bus seat to a white…