Black People : Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92

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  1. Akilah

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    Rosa Parks, whose act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, died Monday in Detroit, Michigan. She was 92.

    Parks' moment in history began in December 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
    Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system by blacks that was organized by a 26-year-old Baptist minister, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (See video on an activist's life and times -- 2:52)



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    Rest in Peace dear Sister Rosa ~
     
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    Thank you for letting us know Akilah. It saddens me to hear this. May she rest in peace.
     
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    I will always remember Rosa Parks, a woman with courage and wisdom. Indeed may she now rest in peace.
     
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    Yes

    We shall never forget Sister Rosa :heart:
     
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    R . I . P
    Sistah Rosa Lee Parks
    1913 - 2005

    she will be missed and loved forever ....
     
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    Rest in Peace, Dear Lady!

    and thank you for making my date of birth have so much meaning!!
     
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    Mother Rosa Parks*

    Hotep

    Not meny people are willing to stand up for what they believe in, other wise we would be free, Sister Mother Rosa Parks blessed us all with a greater quality of freedom because she was one of those who was not afraid to "Stand Up" even willing to pay the altimate price if need be. This is what sets our "Now,...Ancestor" Sister Mother Rosa Parks" as a shineing example to all of us. May the Spirits of the Ancestors continue to bless us with the light of unerstanding and long live the memory of our dear curagous and fearless Sister Mother Rosa Parks. Thank you for helping to make us free.

    Ase`


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    Rest in Peace Sister Rosa Parks. You will always be remembered for your strength and courage.
     
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    We love you Rosa Parks.....

    Rosa Parks represents what happens when we loose our tolerance for disrespect, prejudice, injustice, mistreatment and second class citizenship. Rosa Parks represents the small made mighty. One single act of defiance propelled this humble lady into heroine status setting off a chain reaction that started a movement. See what was so inspiring about her is here is a person that was practically invisible to her world that with one action basically said I'm a human being worthy of same rights and treatment as others. Her actions said "I would rather die in victory than to live in defeat". Those of us who saw this couldn't help be to be inspired and take action. When we see Rosa Parks we saw our mother after a hard day at work come home to her family. She already had to work harder and for less money. She already had to put up with more abuse and indignity than one person should ever have to endure in a lifetime, daily. She already had to lower her standards and put aside her pride. After all that don't you think that she at least deserved to sit wherever she wanted to on a public bus? Why should she have move to the back? She worked harder than any white person on the bus. I see brothers and sisters voluntarily going and sitting in the back of the bus. The back of the bus is loud, reeks of diesel fuel fumes, rides rougher and is hotter in the summertime. Ask ourselves why do we continue to go to the back of the bus when there are available seats in the front? Why do we continue to go the back of the classroom when there are available seats up front? Why do we continue the go to the back of the church when the there are available seats in the front? What are we hiding from? Did people like Rosa Parks risk embassment, harrasment, imprisonment and death for us to regress to a state worse than from where we started? Thank you Rosa Parks for giving a voice to those who were voiceless. Sweet rest sister.


    Peace...:angel1:
     
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    RIP. MISS PARKS YOU CHANGED THE WORLD. NOT JUST FOR AFRIKAN PEOPLE BUT FOR ALL YOU "OTHER RACES' WHO COME TO THE U.S. AND LIVE GREAT. YOU CAN THANK THIS STRONG AFRIKAN aMERICAN WOMAN FOR PAVING THE WAY FOR YOU...AND DON'T FORGET IT.

    ONE LOVE
     
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