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October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks Dies at 92

From 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.

Mrs. Parks died at her home of natural causes, said Karen Morgan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

Mrs. Parks was 42 when she committed an act of defiance in 1955 that was to change the course of American history and earn her the title "mother of the civil rights movement."
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

posted at 12:35 AM by Wonky Muse

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