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Rosa Parks

Remembering Rosa Parks, looking to the future

By R. Neal
November 1, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal I happened to catch some coverage of yesterday's Rosa Parks memorial service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. I had to rewind the TIVO to listen again to the wonderful speech by Johnnie Carr, a Montgomery civil rights leader and Rosa Parks' lifelong friend.

381 days

October 26, 2005 - Charlie Cobb, a key organizer in the civil rights movement who conceived the idea of "freedom schools" to bring real education to dispossessed black children in Mississippi, sent these short thoughts on the importance of Rosa Parks:

Rosa Parks: Symbols, myths and movements

October 26, 2005 - If you've read the eulogies to Rosa Parks today, you've probably read the same story I have about the event that made her a civil rights legend: on December 1, 1955, a tired seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama gets on a bus, sits down, is told to stand up for a white passenger, refuses, gets arrested, and the freedom movement is b

Thank you, Miss Rosa

October 25, 2005 - Rosa Parks, one of the countless heroes of the Southern freedom movement whose symbolism of defiance to injustice inspired millions, has died.

Stayed on Freedom

October 10, 2005 - December 1, 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. That's the day when Rosa Parks, a former secretary for the local NAACP, boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus in downtown Montgomery, and refused to give up her seat for a white passenger.