On the 60th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white man during segregation, leading Democratic Party candidates marked the occasion in their own way on Twitter.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders simply sent a tweet on Tuesday:
By sitting down at the front of the bus, Rosa Parks inspired a whole nation to demand change. pic.twitter.com/FMsTwLbCXJ
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 1, 2015
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, not only sent a tweet:
History often gets made on ordinary days by seemingly ordinary people—December 1, 1955 was one of them. Thank you, Rosa Parks. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 1, 2015
She changed her Twitter profile picture to one of her campaign logos with a cartoon drawing of Parks sitting on it.
The image, however, came under fire from Twitter users for appearing to put Parks in the back of the logo.
HA HA HILLARY CLINTON MADE ROSA PARKS SIT ON THE BACK OF HER LOGO.
— MISTER Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) December 1, 2015
— George Scoville (@stackiii) December 1, 2015
— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) December 1, 2015
— daniel sieradski (@selfagency) December 2, 2015
The placement of the Parks cartoon wasn’t the only criticism.
No one on @HillaryClinton's team suggested that the addition of Rosa Parks was a TERRIBLE, AWFUL idea?
— Kimberly Reese (@PEARLfectChassi) December 1, 2015
Hillary could speak about it, tweet about it, release a statement. Cross branding your brand with Rosa Parks is classless.
— Ebenigga Scrooge (@PhillyTheBoss) December 1, 2015
.@HillaryClinton, don't compare yourself to Rosa Parks. She's done more for racial equality than your political dynasty ever has.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) December 2, 2015