Tuesday, October 25, 2005

THANK YOU, ROSA PARKS. Perhaps she died as quietly as she sat down and refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956. But the quietness of Rosa Parks is profound. Now considered the "mother of the civil rights movement," we owe a tribute of "thanks" to her. She was 42 when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, intentionally breaking one of the notorious "Jim Crow" laws. She was arrested, jailed, and fined $14. She died yesterday at age 92. She has overcome.

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