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Thursday, December 01, 2016

On This Day In History: Rosa Park Refuses To Give Up Seat On Bus – On Dec 1, 1955

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks disobeyed an order to give up her seat in the black section of the bus to a white passenger.

She was arrested and then challenged the arrest, her case leading to a protest and then a Supreme Court decision reversing segregation.

Today the name of this woman is a symbol of courage to stand against oppression. Rosa and her husband were active members of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and other civil-rights organizations

Rosa Park was college-educated and well aware of the personal and general consequences of her actions. But she also knew that the driver who ordered her to give up her seat that day was the same who forced her off the bus in humiliation years before. This time, she decided, would be different.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference between oppression via Jim Crow laws and "oppression" in 2016 via microaggression.

JoeAlbero said...

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