Rosa Parks

Diskeater

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> Rosa Parks died at age 92.
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> May she rest in peace.

My roommates response: "Oh, I thought she was already dead."

Still, thats a shame.
 

GeminiMan

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> My roommates response: "Oh, I thought she was already dead."

Yeah... that's exactly what I thought too when I first heard it.
 

Isildur

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> Rosa Parks died at age 92.
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> May she rest in peace.
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It can be too easy to forget the kinds of guts it takes to be the first person to take a stand (or in this case a seat) against an injustice. Rest in peace Mrs. Parks; your deeds live on.

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GeminiMan

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> It can be too easy to forget the kinds of guts it takes to
> be the first person to take a stand (or in this case a seat)
> against an injustice. Rest in peace Mrs. Parks; your deeds
> live on.

Let's not forget the others before her that took such actions, as she was in no way the first. However, it was that particular incident that really caught people's attention and helped to spark that particular civil rights movement. She was an inspiration to those who sought after nonviolent methods of protest, such as sit-ins, which often ended in violence towards those seaking that which should be a given right in society; racial justice.
 

The 9th Sage

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> Rosa Parks died at age 92.
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> May she rest in peace.

Indeed...they were talking about this on NPR a lot this morning, it was interesting hearing the various stories about what she did and how it happened from people who were either her friend, or historians, or what have you.
 

mrfreeze

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> Let's not forget the others before her that took such
> actions, as she was in no way the first.

Yeap. She was I believe a secretary of the NAACP at the time, which made it so her stand had much more political significance. Regardless though, it got results so she should be remembered for it.
 

Isildur

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> > It can be too easy to forget the kinds of guts it takes to
> > be the first person to take a stand (or in this case a seat)
> > against an injustice. Rest in peace Mrs. Parks; your deeds
> > live on.
>
> Let's not forget the others before her that took such
> actions,

Of course we shouldn't; that's why I wrote "an injustice" rather than just "injustice".

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> Rosa Parks died at age 92.
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> May she rest in peace.

So the sweet chariot finally swng low to carry her home?

(Sorry, I went through Michigan public schools, and a big part of the curriculum was making everyone learn slave songs)

She made the cover of the China Daily on Wednesday. I don't have a scanner, but I can photograph it. Just make sure to tell me if you want me to by Monday. That's when I put out my papers for recycling.
 
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Deleted member 48

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> Yeah... that's exactly what I thought too when I first heard
> it.

She was interviewed by Detroit news stations pretyt much every year when Black History Month rolled around, that's the only reason I knew. That and having to drive past "Rosa Parks Blvd." every other day—that's always a good reminder.
 
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