Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Fifty years ago, a simple woman who was tired after a long day, refused to give up her seat to a young white man simply because she was supposed to. This mundane sounding incident fomented the civil rights movement and led to its culmination in a country divided by racial hate: Rosa Parks dies at age 92

"I am leaving this legacy to all of you, to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfilment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die - the dream of freedom and peace."

Yes, the 'ordinary' ones among us can make a difference.

2 Comments:

Blogger Vman said...

though one could argue that there were more important civil rights workers than rosa parks, she remains a symbol of the civil rights movement.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Hirak said...

Rosa Parks refutes the idea that she was old and tired. I was under that same misapprehension till I learnt that Rosa was an NAACP officer before the incident occurred. A nice obituary from the
Detroit Free Press.

10:52 AM  

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