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ewomack
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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2005 20:08      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow. Talk about a loss. This one hurts. A truly major incredibly important historical figure died just about an hour ago. She was immensely inspring, took a death defying risk, and remained more or less in poverty throughout the rest of her life. She did something incredible and never profited from it. She'll be remembered forever for her integrity and unindelible impact on society and people.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051025/ap_on_re_us/obit_rosa_parks
http://www.grandtimes.com/rosa.html

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nerdwithnofriends
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Icon 1 posted October 24, 2005 20:17      Profile for nerdwithnofriends     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
While her actions were instrumental in starting the major pushes of the civil rights movement, she was not sole promoter of the civil rights movement. Her action was more like the straw that broke the camel's back. To credit her with starting the whole civil rights movement is an affront to all the students, clergy, and other people who helped bring the movement to its fruition.

Not to belittle what she did, though.

Still, she will be missed. She WAS a major figure in the civil rights movement, and many movements afterwards.

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Icon 12 posted October 25, 2005 08:46      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
heh, I wonder how that SOB who asked Rosa to relinguish her seat felt about his part in the civil rights movement. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 09:11      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
She wrote a nice book for kids about the experience. We own it here at the library. It is nice for them to be able to hear about the civil rights movement from someone who lived through it. She was a brave lady!
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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 10:57      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
heh, I wonder how that SOB who asked Rosa to relinguish her seat felt about his part in the civil rights movement. [Big Grin]

He was "Only following orders."
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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 11:08      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
While her actions were instrumental in starting the major pushes of the civil rights movement, she was not sole promoter of the civil rights movement. Her action was more like the straw that broke the camel's back. To credit her with starting the whole civil rights movement is an affront to all the students, clergy, and other people who helped bring the movement to its fruition.

Not to belittle what she did, though.

Still, she will be missed. She WAS a major figure in the civil rights movement, and many movements afterwards.

King spoke... She fought. Heros are not the ones the who bravly fight the face of evil displaying their courage proudly; but, the people who're sick and tired enough to over come thier fear and do what everyone else only talks about. She was not the only one to defy the man, but she was one of many. Personally, I think there shouldn't be a Martin Luther King day, but there should be a Rosa Parks day.

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 12:46      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd hazard to say her death is not a tragedy at all. She was what, 82? She lived, she loved, and she DEFINITELY left a legacy.

I'd say bravo, and RIP.

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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 13:40      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Gutsy woman.
She should have a funeral procession of municipal busses.

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She was 92. Lectured until her 80's. Only stopped when she started to suffer for dementia, and didn't have to suffer through that but for 3 years. She had an incredible life, one that i can only dream of.
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Icon 1 posted October 25, 2005 16:01      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To quote Sir George Turner of the Rottweiler Empire:

"She'll be riding home in the front of the chariot."

Godspeed, Mrs. Parks.

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All I have to say is, Rosa Parks had more of a backbone than most people before on since. In a simple act of defiance, she helped to stir up what would become an issue all over the world, not just in America. Equal Rights. I say Rest in Peace, Mrs Parks. Thank you for being yourself.

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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2005 14:36      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sister Rosa Parks
by The Neville Brothers
D. Johnson, C. Moore, C. Neville, C. Neville, Jr., J. Neville
L. Neville Irving Music, Inc. obo Neville Music, Inc.
Johnson Music; Wm. Claffey & Associates
(p) 1989 A&M Records
Courtesy of A&M Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

December 1, 1955, our freedom movement came alive.
And because of Sister Rosa you know,
we donít ride on the back of the bus no more.

Sister Rosa Parks was tired one day
after a hard day on her job.
When all she wanted was a well deserved rest
Not a scene from an angry mob.
A bus driver said, "Lady, you got to get up
cuz a white person wants that seat."
But Miss Rosa said, "No, not no more.
Iím gonna sit here and rest my feet."

Chorus
Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Thank you Miss Rosa you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

Now, the police came without fail
And took Sister Rosa off to jail.
And 14 dollars was her fine,
Brother Martin Luther King
knew it was our time.
The people of Montgomery sit down to talk
It was decided all godsí children should walk
Until segregation was brought to its knees
And we obtain freedom and equality, yeah

Chorus
Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Weíll sing it again
Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark,
You started our freedom movement
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

So we dedicate this song to thee
for being the symbol of our dignity.
Thank Sister Rosa Parks.
Chorus 2x

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I just love the Neville Brothers. Real soul music. It's a meal where other stuff is a snack.

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satyr
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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
heh, I wonder how that SOB who asked Rosa to relinguish her seat felt about his part in the civil rights movement. [Big Grin]

Anyone knows who that guy was, i.e. what was his name, his "life story" etc. ??


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