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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks - RIP

Rosa Parks passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Mrs. Parks is best known for creating the spark necessary to drive the civil rights movement. We all know the part of the story that says she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man and got arrested. After that most peoples memories grow fuzzy and they forget or incorrectly recall the rest of the story. Her actions led to a boycott of the Montgomery bus system by all their black customers. I don't know what it cost to ride the bus in 1955 but I do know that no company can survive for long without 50,000 of their customers. That boycott demonstrated very effectively that non-violent means of protest can effect change in society. Another misconception about Rosa Parks is that she lived happily ever after once the bus system changed. That was hardly the case. She lost her job and endured many threats and eventually had to move north for her own safety. Imagine that, moving to Detroit for a safer environment.

Rest in Peace, Rosa.

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