Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on. From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence. Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well. Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.
It began in innocuous circumstances on 5 December 1955. Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist, refused to given up her seat – she was sitting in a white only area. This broke the strict segregation of coloured and white people on the Montgomery buses. The bus company refused to back down and so Martin Luther King helped to organise a strike where coloured people refused to use any of the city buses. The boycott lasted for several months, the issue was then brought to the Supreme Court who declared the segregation was unconstitutional.