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Monday, October 24, 2005
Rosa Parks, 1913-2005
by Cordeiro
Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1913. A very unassuming woman, she made history on December 1, 1955 by refusing a public bus driver's orders to move to the back of the bus so as to make more room for whites up front.

Why did she do this? She was tired of being treated like a second class citizen.

Her actions that day resulted in her being arrested, tried, and convicted for "disorderly conduct". She won't be remembered for that - she will be remembered for sparking what would turn into the modern Civil Rights movement.

Never let it be said the actions of one person cannot have ramifications beyond themselves.

Godspeed Rosa. Welcome home.
2 Comment(s):
An honor that Cindy "Look-at-me" Sheehan will never hold!

It must feel great to be home, Rosa!
Though I don't want to tarnish the romantic image, Ms. Parks was already in the Civil Rights Movement as a secretary for the NAACP in Montgomery.

(Wikipedia entry)
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