Myles Horton is, in my mind, one of the greatest people to ever live.
Ya re rosa parks one of the reasons why people saying 'oh this trans person is only popular because they're hot' or 'this black gay guy is rich and cis' well, yes, humans are lazy and afraid. They often need the more 'acceptable' types to ease into new ideas. It sucks, and we should fight for everyone, but not while sacrificing the 'safe' activists and examples. They may have more support and risk less, but they are risking too.