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Rosa Parks: I was arrested on December 1st, 1955 for refusing to stand up on the orders of the bus driver, after the white seats had been occupied in the front. And of course, I was not in the front of the bus as many people have written and spoken that I was -- that I got on the bus and took the front seat, but I did not. I took a seat that was just back of where the white people were sitting, in fact, the last seat. A man was next to the window, and I took an aisle seat and there were two women across. We went on undisturbed until about the second or third stop when some white people boarded the bus and left one man standing. And when the driver noticed him standing, he told us to stand up and let him have those seats. He referred to them as front seats. And when the other three people -- after some hesitancy -- stood up, he wanted to know if I was going to stand up, and I told him I was not. And he told me he would have me arrested. And I told him he may do that. And of course, he did.
Family members of Rosa Parks stand next to an image of the commemorative postage stamp unveiled on what would have been her 100th birthday. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press /
If you're going to make "forever" stamps, it's hard to go wro"I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day, but I don't think there is anything such as complete happiness. It pains me that there is still a lot of Klan activity and racism. I think when you say you're happy, you have everything that you need and everything that you want, and nothing more to wish for. I haven't reached that stage yet." Rosa Parks Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
DH Supplycide: Mike Brown's murder means what Rosa Parks did was useless!!!!!!!
Mike Brown was executed for j-walking.
Rosa Parks was arrested 59 years ago today.
in Self Help
After yesterday's intense scrutiny of Mental Health Violence and Quality Control, we go to the flip side of the issue, with a civil rights poem and a creative description of the void too deep for psychology. I wish to emphasize however, we are looking at the exact same problem (Quality Control), just through a different filter.
A Fuss on a Bus "A Fuss on a Bus" is (currently) Chapter 23 in my book "Enough! Losing the Scarlet Letter. The end of self-imposed adult abuse."
It starts out like this:
Hey Rosa . . . The eyes of the world were upon you Way way back . . . back in nineteen and sixty two All the world wondered A nation had blundered . . . Summer stopped to stand stark still in sweltering stasis . . . Men, and even senators stood supine The foolish beguiled the wise . . . A woman took a mighty nation to its moral knees . . .
I think everyone will enjoy this poem about Rosa Parks.
4 A.M. Someplace "4 A.M. Someplace" is (currently) Chapter 8 in my book "Enough! Losing the Scarlet Letter. The end of self-imposed adult abuse."
It's the artsy touchie feelie side of the same quality control argument i tried to make yesterday in much more logical terms. It starts out like this:
The Wal-Mart fan rattles on the scratched gritty wooden floor and blows the smells of new and ancient sweat off thin unwashed sheets affixed to the rough fibered blue surface of the sleeper couch below; and troubled minds are spinning in circles balancing shaky human alliances and application of scarce resources to problems, like an overmatched general pitting starving troops on a wet frozen battlefield against a superior well fed mechanized opponent.
This program is about ACTS OF COURAGE by African american Women during our Season for Nonviolence.
Rosa Parks' birthday is February 4, 1913. The story of her act of defiance against segregation in the American South is well known by many. The Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956 was spurred by her action.
There were many other African American women leaders in the Civil Rights Movement whose names are not so well known.
: Daisy Bates, Ella Baker, Prathia Hall, Amelia Boynton Robinson, Dorothy Height, Clara Luper, Diane Nash, Juanita Abernathy, of course, Coretta Scott King---to name a few of the unsung sheroes.
Juliet Nichole Jones (also known as Christian/ Gospel Recording Artist J. Nichole) is a native of Pennsylvania, and an
Inspiring Contemporary Gospel Artist who has a love of ministry and music.
Be prepared to be inspired but entertained as Champale Parks and Music with a Message present J. Nichole tonght at 8pm est - 7pm cst right here on HIS HEART NETWORK.
Music with a Message with Champale Parks presents LADY VONCILE BELCHER
"The Voice that Rejuvenates Traditional Gospel Music"
With deep gospel roots her yearning to sing thrived. Today, her love for Gospel Music has awarded her many opportunities to minister in song and has led Lady Voncile Belcher to pursue her fourth solo project.
Tonight at 8pm est - 7pm cst on His Heart Network
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Music with a Message is bring the sounds of two lovely artist Calandra Gant & Angela Stanley. Although their walk of faith are from different paths, the both have sound to the same tune of Praising God!
So please join Champale Parks as she once again bring nothing but Music with a Message.