October 24, 2005

R.I.P. -- Rosa Parks

One of the good ones. From the NY Times:
Rosa Parks, 92, Founding Symbol of Civil Rights Movement, Dies
Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala., almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, died yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 92 years old.

Her death was confirmed by Dennis W. Archer, the former mayor of Detroit.

For her act of defiance, Mrs. Parks was arrested, convicted of violating the segregation laws and fined $10, plus $4 in court fees. In response, blacks in Montgomery boycotted the buses for nearly 13 months while mounting a successful Supreme Court challenge to the Jim Crow law that enforced their second-class status on the public bus system.

The events that began on that bus in the winter of 1955 captivated the nation and transformed a 26-year-old preacher named Martin Luther King Jr. into a major civil rights leader. It was Dr. King, the new pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, who was drafted to head the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization formed to direct the nascent civil rights struggle.
Here is her booking photo:
And here is the very bus itself. It is now at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI.
Posted by DaveH at October 24, 2005 11:51 PM

Tremendous things here. I'm very satisfied to look your post.
Thank you so much and I'm looking ahead to touch you.

Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

Posted by: rosa parks at February 14, 2014 1:47 AM

I saw the movie "Rosa Parks History' thta's desgusting me ,how whte citizens discriminate black people,I'm not american i feel so sorry for this people,people that suffer at long 300 years.Well done Rosa parks

Posted by: A.J. at August 4, 2008 11:29 AM

that was not right they did not habe to arreast her just cause she was black and she didn't want to give up her seat for a white person if that person wnated a seat why didn't he go to the back of the bus and sit with the blacks and that's a law if you sit down on a seat that is your seat you don't have to get up for nobody cause you was sitting there first and nobody can make you get up out of your seat cause you was sitting there before they got on the bus that's my fact and if anybody got something to say about it then oh well deal with it cause i am black and i am proud of it and ain't nobody gonna make me get out off my seat so they can sit there they can sit there when i get off but other than that while i am sitting there they can go find another seat!!!!!

Posted by: jackie at December 13, 2007 10:23 AM

rosa made a chang for everone

Posted by: allyson at February 26, 2007 4:32 PM
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