Rosa Parks, Rest In Peace

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The next time you ask yourself: "aww, what can I do?"

The blogs pay tribute to the woman whose simple refusal to give up her seat one day on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama inspired the most successful phase of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Chris Rabb writes:

So, take your seat, Ms. Rosa. Take your seat, rest your weary soul. And look down upon the scions of the struggle who will be unmoved by those who use idle rhetoric to distract us from their deeds that dishonor you and the legacy of enlightened resistance you embodied and shared with the world.
Your legacy will live on in us and all those who we endeavor to touch.
billmon writes: "Give our regards to Dr. King, Rosa."

Black Looks notes her lifetime of social justice activities, including the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in Detroit and quotes Parks:
"People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
Shaula Evans: "Rosa Parks was not a White Republican... no matter what George Bush tries to tell you today."

magpie supplies links to the Rosa Parks portal; to interviews; and to both the NY Times and Detroit Free Press obituaries.

Terrance writes: "What can I say, but 'Thank you'?"

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