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Bearcat99
10-24-2005, 08:25 PM
http://img.timeinc.net/time/time100/images/main_parks.jpg
1913-2005
Rest in Peace....
She helped to force America to look in the mirror. There is still a long way to go.... but we arent where we were.

Pirschjaeger
10-24-2005, 08:32 PM
It's always sad to see a person like Rosa Parks go. She obviously lived a long life which is the good part. But there are so few people with the courage to fight for what they believe in.

This may sound a little strange but everytime I hear "Rosa Parks" a song pops into my head. Remember Twisted Sister's song "Fight for your Right"?

She will live on in the form of the freedoms she brought to the people.

Fritz

arcadeace
10-24-2005, 08:51 PM
Her case was indeed the landmark decision for desegregation.

Not to undermine her convictions but I'd like to mention a couple of others. In so far as courage I€ve felt Jackie Robinson was an outstanding example, and a man of dignity breaking ground in an all white profession. And Jack Johnson, undisputed champion, black, and a man€s man. His is one of the saddest and most inspirational in my opinion.

Enforcer572005
10-24-2005, 09:20 PM
Lotta guts she had. Preconceptions that are ingrained for a couple of centuries are hard to overcome-i admire anyone who takes a stand against such stuff.

PBNA-Boosher
10-24-2005, 09:22 PM
looks like we posted this within a few mins of each other Bearcat! here's the CNN article link:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/24/parks.obit/index.html

blakduk
10-24-2005, 09:56 PM
Wow, i had no idea she was still alive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Courageous lady, she achieved a lot with her life. RIP

Enforcer572005
10-24-2005, 10:12 PM
Oh yeah, i just remembered, the lady who was the first black student at an alabama university and had the entrance blocked by gov wallace (which i think he apologized for in later yrs) also died just a couple of days ago. She endured 4 yrs of hostility at that school. sort of like ben Davis at west point. Man, what were these people thinking? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

i wonder what the odds of that are.....2 pioneers of the same era going that close together. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Dew-Claw
10-24-2005, 11:31 PM
I'm sorry Enforcer, but Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, which was the law at the time.
It was the start of the equal rights movement that got many of those segregation laws repealed.

Bearcat99
10-25-2005, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by Dew-Claw:
I'm sorry Enforcer, but Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, which was the law at the time.
It was the start of the equal rights movement that got many of those segregation laws repealed.

I believe he is talking about Autherine Lucy (http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/leaders/marshallthrgd/lucy_1)..... http://www.americaslibrary.gov/assets/aa/marshallthrgd/aa_marshallthrgd_lucy_1_m.jpg who also passed away.

Ace Jackie Robinson was also a member of the 761st Tank Battalion before he was discharged from the Army... over an incident involving a segregated bus in Texas in 44.

Pirschjaeger
10-25-2005, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Ace Jackie Robinson was also a member of the 761st Tank Battalion before he was discharged from the Army... over an incident involving a segregated bus in Texas in 44.

Ouch. Is there a better definition for "injustice"?

Fritz