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  • Civil Rights Pioneer Rosa Parks Dies

    DETROIT Rosa Lee Parks (search), whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement (search), died Monday. She was 92.

    Mrs. Parks died at her home of natural causes, said Karen Morgan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Conyers (search), D-Mich.

    Mrs. Parks was 42 when she committed an act of defiance in 1955 that was to change the course of American history and earn her the title "mother of the civiuses, restaurants and public accommodations throughout the South, while legally sanctioned racial discrimination kept blacks out of many jobs and neighborhoods in the North.

    The Montgomery, Ala., seamstress, an active member of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was riding on a city bus Dec. 1, 1955, when a white man demanded her seat.

    Mrs. Parks refused, despite rules requiring blacks to yield their seats to whites. Two black Montgomery women had been arrested earlier that year on the same charge, but Mrs. Parks was jailed. She also was fined $14.

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (search) said he felt a personal tie to the civil rights icon: "She stood up by sitting down. I'm only standing here because of her."

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    Even though her role was limited and she did not do as much as Bobby Kennedy or Martin Luther King, Jr. to change the racism in America, her simple act of defiance was a spark that lit a roaring fire. At 92, this is no shock, but we should still take the time to think about the bravery this woman showed and all the inspiration that act instilled in American leaders both black and white.


    Rest In Peace.
    Last edited by wannabepilot777; 2005-10-25, 06:31. Reason: spelling corrections
    THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
    Pop quiz: Which US president said, "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
    George W. Bush is not correct. It was Bill Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union speech. HMMMMMMMMM.

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    A very brave person for sure. I still can't get over that a mere 50 years ago such hideous laws existed in the United States of all countries.

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    • #3
      Damn...my history teacher's going to be bumming. It's big on the Civil Rights Movement and stuff. He visits all of these places.

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      • #4
        Talking about protesters in general:
        They just don't make them like they used to (Rosa).
        Instead of being simple and refusing to get out of the seat on a bus, they call press conferences and force law enforcement to take drastic actions against them, making them look like the morons they are. It used to be you made your point, got arrested, then talked to the press if they happened to ask. Now it's so attention whore driven it's disgusting. Rosa's going to be missed by many; unfortunately most are going to forget how much of a class act she was.
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        • #5
          This really isn't the time or place to voice your opinions on civil rights activists.

          RIP Rosa Parks.

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          • #6
            A true American patriot, she will be missed.

            R.I.P. Mrs Parks.

            Aldo

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JordanD
              This really isn't the time or place to voice your opinions on civil rights activists.

              RIP Rosa Parks.
              I don't think he said anything out of place...
              "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

              -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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              • #8
                It seems like yesterday I was back learning about her achevment in Civil rights, if she didnt "speak up", we wouldent be where we are today for equality and rights.
                -Kevin

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                • #9
                  Rosa Parks was a remarkable woman, she initiated the civil rights movement that very day where she was on the bus that was segregated against blacks. May she rest and peace, as she changed all of us in some way shape or form in the United States. God Bless her.
                  Ryan Davis
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                  • #10
                    A truly honourably lady who quietly made her mark for equal rights.

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                    • #11
                      Such a Loss

                      We learnt about her in our History Class

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                      • #12


                        WASHINGTON Rosa Parks (search), the seamstress whose act of defiance on a public bus a half-century ago helped spark the civil rights movement, will join presidents and war heroes who have been honored in death with a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda.

                        Parks, who died Monday in Detroit at age 92, also will be the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda, the vast circular room under the Capitol dome.
                        THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
                        Pop quiz: Which US president said, "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
                        George W. Bush is not correct. It was Bill Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union speech. HMMMMMMMMM.

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                        • #13
                          what ever happened to following the rules?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stlgph
                            what ever happened to following the rules?
                            Which "rules" are you talking about? There is nothing stopping the legislature from passing a resolution to allow ANY body to be placed in the capital building.
                            THE VOICE OF REASON HAS SPOKEN!
                            Pop quiz: Which US president said, "Saddam Hussein has spent the better part of this decade, and much of his nation's wealth, not on providing for the Iraqi people, but on developing nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and the missiles to deliver them."
                            George W. Bush is not correct. It was Bill Clinton in his 1998 State of the Union speech. HMMMMMMMMM.

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                            • #15
                              Rosa Parks commits anarchy against segregation. you applaud her.

                              Cindy Sheehan commits anarchy against the war in Iraq. you blast her for being liberal.

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