Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks, R.I.P.

What she said:
In one of her last interviews, Rosa Parks spoke of what she would like people to say about her after she passed away.

"I'd like people to say I'm a person who always wanted to be free and wanted it not only for myself; freedom is for all human beings."

When Rosa Parks refused to get up from a bus seat in Montgomery, AL in 1955, an entire race of people began to stand up.
Rosa Parks: a case of mistaken identity:

"To call Rosa Parks a poor, tired seamstress and not talk about her role as a community leader and civil rights activist as well, is to turn an organised struggle for freedom into a personal act of frustration"

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