10.24.2005

Rosa Parks is dead.

"How she sat there, the time right inside a place so wrong it was ready," wrote Rita Dove of Rosa Parks. At 92, she's dead, and anyone dedicated to nonviolence and social justice, who knows that little people have to stand up—or sit down, as the case may be—to make a difference must mourn her passing.

The Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development would be a nice place to send memorial donations.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or send donations to the Highlander Center, where Parks, King, and a generation of civil rights leaders were trained.

Hypoxic said...

Requiescant in Pace Rosa Parks

Simple courage. Extraordinary strength. American hero.

It is doubtful we'll see her likes again in our time.

One person really can make a difference!