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Holly
01-12-2011, 03:21 AM
Today in history: 1 December 1955

In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and she became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement.

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Rosa Parks in 1955, with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the background

C. Flower
01-12-2011, 03:27 AM
Lovely photo.

rebellin
01-12-2011, 03:37 AM
Today in history: 1 December 1955

In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Parks' act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and she became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. She organized and collaborated with civil rights leaders, including boycott leader Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to launch him to national prominence in the civil rights movement.

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j480/rogerduke1/RosaParks.jpg
Rosa Parks in 1955, with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the background

Even though she is has passed away she remains a model for us all

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
― Rosa Parks

BARNEYKX
01-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Black is Black.
White is White.
Life is always
A racial fight.
�Don�t date her.�
�Don�t Marry Him.�
�He doesn�t match
The color of your skin.�
Why does it matter?
Why do we care?
Would you see a difference
If the skin wasn�t there?
They may use a language
We do not speak
They may have beliefs
We find unique.
But deep down inside
Beneath that thin shell,
You may just find someone
You know very well.
Friends come in all sizes, colors, and shapes,
And you might miss a lot
If you see only a face.
Each culture has something
Unique we can learn
To make our lives better,
Our souls much more pure.
So cast off your prejudice
Replace hate with love
And look on each person
As does your Father above.

C. Flower
01-12-2011, 10:20 AM
Even though she is has passed away she remains a model for us all

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
― Rosa Parks

This is what people said (and chanted) in Tahrir -"no more fear."