27 October 2005

1913-2005



"The time had just come when I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed, I suppose. They placed me under arrest. And I wasn't afraid. I don't know why I wasn't, but I didn't feel afraid. I had decided that I would have to know once and for all what rights I had as a human being and a citizen, even in Montgomery, Alabama."

- Rosa Parks, 1913-2005: Parks, civil rights hero and catalyst for the Mongomery Bus Boycott, died Monday at age 92. (as quoted in SoJo mail)

My great-grandmother was born two years before Ms. Parks in 1911. 1911! She's lived so much of the history I read in books. And I know she lived them fiercely! I received a letter from my Granny today . . . she is lovely!

Ms. Parks . . . in her 92 years of living is hope for all. She reminds us that one strategic action by one "tiny" person can start a movement for change. I hope we all keep a bit of Ms. Parks in our hearts when we face "the back of the bus."

4 comments:

Pink Shoes said...

It's great to see the tributes paid to such an amazing woman. Amen and Amen!

St.Phransus said...

thank you for inspiring words for an inspiring prophet.

Lorna said...

GREAT post

K. said...

Hi There - thank you for reading my blog. Your comment prompted me to visit yours. This post is a reminder of what a difference one person can make.

RIP Ms. Parks