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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rosa Parks isn't just an Outkast song

Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks died on Monday. Parks' place in the history of our nation is quite unique because of the enormous impact that the simple act of refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus had on the Civil Rights movement. Parks' remarkable story reminds me of this famous Margaret Mead quote:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
The Washington Post's tribute to Ms. Parks aptly describes her symbolic act as "The Thread That Unraveled Segregation." Parks may not have known she was fueling a revolution, but the revolution came nonetheless. Though her presence will be missed, her contributions will continue to affect our nation for generations to come.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's passed on to the back of the big bus in the sky.

3:09 PM

Anonymous Eng said...

So now perhaps her landlord can finally start collecting some rent on that apartment she's been living in.

3:54 PM


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