October 25, 2005
Rosa Parks Dies at 92From the Associated Press:
DETROIT - Rosa Lee Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday. She was 92.Those were the days when non-whites were barred from white-only seats, establishments, even drinking fountains. That she committed a defiant act of civil disobedience in that era, in the South, took uncommon courage.
May her legacy always remind us that the courage of one can make all the difference.
More on Rosa Parks:
CNN: Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks Dies at 92
Time Magazine: 100 Most Important People of the Century: Rosa Parks
Washington Post: A Bus Ride Jolted Nation's Conscience
Wikipedia: Rosa Parks
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