In My auntie, Rosa Parks Shirley McCauley describes her aunt visiting after the birth of Shirley’s first child:
In 1983, she came to visit soon after I gave birth to my son. My mother had passed away in 1981, and while Auntie Rosa was on a trip for a speaking engagement, she visited me in my home in New Jersey. I never asked her to come – she somehow sensed that I was still grieving my mother’s death and that I needed her. During her week-long stay we drank tea, talked and stayed in our pyjamas. Her visit was the most wonderful thing anyone had ever done for me.
(Our friend’s little boy is learning about Rosa Parks in childcare at the moment, but the message he’s taken from the story so far is that Rosa was Naughty for not sitting in her assigned seat.)