As a detective, I approached the crossword clue ‘First name in civil rights‘ with an open and curious mind, eager to crack the puzzle that lay before me. I knew that the clue was likely referring to a prominent figure in the civil rights movement, someone who had been instrumental in fighting for equality and justice for all.
My mind immediately turned to a few key figures – Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks. However, the clue specifically asked for a ‘first name‘, ruling out King and X as potential answers.
This left me with Rosa Parks, whose first name was a perfect fit for the clue. Parks was a pioneer in the civil rights movement, famously refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Her actions sparked a wave of protests and boycotts, and she quickly became known as one of the most important figures in the fight for racial equality.
By following my instincts and using my knowledge of civil rights history, I was able to solve the mystery of the crossword clue and arrive at the answer: Rosa. It was a small victory, but one that reminded me of the power of perseverance, intuition, and a little bit of detective work.