2005-10-25

Rosa Parks

The photo, from Library of Congress, shows Rosa Parks being arrested in 1956 (so says LOC's caption -- but shouldn't that be 1955?). She later came to deny the story that her refusal to give up a bus seat, which changed history, was because her feet were tired. In fact, it was consistent with a lifetime of activism. Remembering her, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said, "She stood up by sitting down. I’m only standing here because of her."

1 comment:

Yakima_Gulag said...

Totally irrelevant to Rosa Parks' great cntribution to the Civil Liberties of Black Americns, but I had no idea she was so pretty!