Rosa Parks R.I.P.

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  1. limerickman

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    I knew her name.
    In our history class at school, years ago, I remember our teacher telling us about Rosa Parks and what she did back in the 1950's.
    We also learned about the students who were refused admission to university
    too because they were black.
    James Meredith is the guys name but I can't recall the lady's name who was refused.
     
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    Her humble courage started a revolution for the good of all. I believe she will be remembered as one of the greatest figures in American history. Bless her soul on her continuing journey.
     
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    the civil rights movement is as valid as ever, in the us. the forefront issues today include anti arab defamation, anti undocumented immigrant harassment, pro same sex marriage, pro economic inequality, anti poverty draft, anti priveleged access to quality and higher education, anti warfare and genocide, anti privelege of wealthy over the poor in regards to preferential legal and social treatment, anti racial profiling by law enforcement, anti minority prison poulation inequality, anti targeted voter harassment, pro equality in medical access, anti ever reduced wage and earning of the majority while the wealthiest small minority is ever wealthier and smaller, and equal oppurtunity in the workplace in hiring and advancement in regards to age, race, gender, and beliefs.

    this was the message martin luther king was driving home in his last year,
    that the civil rights movement must extend to addressing all matters of human rights, and the issue of race is just one aspect of this matter in society.

    there is as much progress to be made on these fronts today as there was in regards to the race issues in her time. history will look back criticaly on the present and acknowlege this as fact. those of us who are in support of the furthering of these rights must remain steadfast, vocal, and unduanted in the face of the derision we sometimes encounter.

    rosa parks, remained truly dignified in the face of predjudice and inequality.

     
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    Good post.

    I read Rosa Parks obituary today and indeed she seems to have been a very impressive lady (and a brave person).

    That Hurricane in N.O. has blown the lid off a lot of issues.
     
  7. el Ingles

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    some how that doesn´t suprise me .
     
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    True very true...


    This is ridiculous....:rolleyes:
     
  9. Chance3290

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    She lived a full and rewarding life but, as with most legends, the whole truth is somewhere around the corner from the legend.

    Ms Parks, was a quiet seamstress, but she was also a member of the NAACP and she was not the first to defy the law. The first woman was an unwed mother. The NAACP felt that she was not the type of woman that people would rally around, so history ignored her. The NAACP then went with Ms Parks.

    Her act of civil disobedience was planned, but it was a needed plan. She was a true hero to all.

    Many people in Great Britain, Europe, as well as the US could learn a lot from that quiet seamstress.
     
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