Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:18 PM
Douglas Carpenter (17,564 posts)
Rosa Parks on her 100th Birthday: “I had been pushed as far as I could stand”
On her 100th birthday, a new book argues the civil rights icon's rebellion goes beyond that one famous refusal \
By Jeanne Theoharis
(Credit: AP/Gene Herrick)
"Whites would accuse you of causing trouble when all you were doing was acting like a normal human being instead of cringing,” Rosa Parks explained. “You didn’t have to wait for a lynching.” Such were the assumptions of black deference that pervaded mid-20th century Montgomery, Ala. The bus with its visible arbitrariness and expected servility stood as one of the most visceral experiences of segregation. “You died a little each time you found yourself face to face with this kind of discrimination,” she noted.
an excellent article that goes into a lot of detail about all that lead up to the famous incident of that bus that day in Montgomery"
"It is not excessive to believe this growing, gargantuan, secret complex now represents the greatest threat to our freedom in the new twenty-first century." - former U.S. Senator Gary Hart
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:28 PM
TheMadMonk (6,187 posts)
1. And the best revenge. Live long and well. /nt
God gave man the capacity to do evil, Satan the knowledge of the difference. ¿Que? Who's the good guy again?