TODAY, 53 YEARS AFTER ROSA PARKS MADE HISTORY, ANOTHER MAN MAKES HISTORY.
HE WAS BORN SIX YEARS AFTER ROSA PARKS WAS ARRESTED. A VERY BRAVE WOMAN.
Rosa Parks riding in the front of a bus. Montgomery, Alabama
Rosa Parks mugshot 1955
Rosa Parks fingerprinted 1955
Rosa Parks 1995 a legend
A scene in the south, circa 1950.
Rosa Parks Civil Rights Pioneer
THE ROSA PARKS STORY IN BRIEF...
In 1954, I boarded a bus in Miami Beach. I sat in the back of the bus, as I had always done in Chicago, where I lived. The bus sat there for 15 minutes. Everyone was staring at me. I said, "Why isn't the bus moving?" The bus driver said, "The back of the bus is for colored folks. Move to the front of the bus." There were about five people on the entire bus.
In 1955, Rosa Parks changed all that. Today, if there is a heaven, I'm sure she is smiling.
Monday, January 19, 2009
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