Tuesday, October 25, 2005

In Memoriam: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks passed away earlier today of natural causes. She was 92.

Almost 50 years ago on December 1, 1955 this woman affected the course of history with the simple refusal to give up her seat on a city bus. With the arrest and boycott that followed the attention of the world was focused on the indefensible injustice of Jim Crow in Alabama and elsewhere. The civil rights movement that picked up strength from this episode continues to inspire.

Every generation should be so fortunate to have a Rosa Parks.

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