December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, is arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a boarding white passenger as required by Montgomery city ordinance. Her action prompted the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott and earned her a place in history as “mother of the civil rights movement.” Ms. Parks was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor in August 2000.
The Modern Prophetic Acts of Rosa Parks And Martin Luther King, Jr. by Randall K. Bush | From The Possibility of Contemporary Prophetic Acts Introduction In an earlier chapter, a working definition was offered for identifying prophetic acts, calling them deliberate, specific, communica…
We read this last night. It was perfect for 4-6, and really made it easy to have a conversation about race, and more largely about difference. Rosa Parks is a personal hero of mine, so I was so happy to be able to share her story with the girls. I think the first person narration helped. Fictional Rosa talked spoke to children on their level. Will definitely buy it or take it out yearly. I Am Rosa Parks
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Judge’s Slap Definitely A Hate Crime-I’m still questioning the notion of our so-called post-racial society after hearing about a white businessman who confronted a prominent Chicago judge – a 79-year-old Black woman, called her “Rosa Parks,” spit on her, and then slapped her in the face. This is an unconscionable act. It’s racist and disrespectful, yes, but it also speaks to a deliberate disregard for human decency – and a reckless disregard for Black women. Click to read more
Billboards showing Dr. King and Rosa Parks attending an integrated event at the Highlander Folk School in 1957 are erected across the South. To the white power structure, integration is a "Communist plot" against the "Southern way of life." Therefore, anyone attending an integrated event is — by definition — a "Communist."