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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.
Host Shango Blake celebrates the life of Rosa Parks in a reflective discussion about the significance of the 100th anniversary with Dr. Bessie W. Blake educator, author and lecturer. Dr. Blake is the former Dean of the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources was a personal aide to Rosa L. Parks. Dubbed “The Hip Hop Principal” by parents and students, he has taken the powerful and magnetic force known as Hip Hop and channeled it into a tool that gets young urban students excited about education while at the same time building their self-esteem and confidence. This Project also benefitted the students by creating a project-based model for teaching valuable skills and lessons that extended from the classroom into practical application. The result of this was not only a student-created music video that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, also students learned to use their passion to focus on education, self-respect, and self-determination, They were honored by Southeast Queens, New York City, and nationally for their hard work and accomplishment.
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.
Today I will be participating in the Sista-toSista visiting team going to Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, California, which means I will be on the road at 6 AM, so we are going on a bit earlier and rebroadcasting a couple of popular shows with one new interview. On the occation of Mrs. Rosa Parks's anniversary of her passing October 24, we rebraodcast an interview with biographer Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, whose The Rebellious Life of Mrs, Rosa Parks dispells myths as it enlightens audiences to a truer picture of this phonomenal woman. We close with an interview with Roger Ross Williams, the director, God Loves Uganda, another wonderful selection at the 2013 UNAFF which continues through Sunday, October 27, 2013. God Loves Uganda opens theatrically Nov. 1 in San Francisco at the Roxie Theatre. Roger Ross Williams directed and produced Music by Prudence, winner of the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short subject. He is the first African American to win an Oscar for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of non-fiction programming for major television networks and cable channels. Williams has won numerous awards for his work. Currently, Williams has several projects in development, including a feature narrative film about the African American Baptist church titled Black Sheep. Visit http://www.unaff.org/2013/f_god.html
Proverbs 31:30 states, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised”. Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda of the United States of America. Mrs. Parks is the first black woman to be chosen to have a statue in Statutory Hall in Washington, D.C. And she is one of the very few women who has had not just one, not just two, but three funeral services. Why was this humble and quiet lady so praised at the end of her life?
How did it all begin? Rosa Parks, who was known by all to be a Christian lady and a woman who had a “meek and quiet spirit”, on a very memorable day in December of 1955, in the segregated city of Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat to a white man, when asked to get up. Many have said, “she sat down so that we all could stand up.” She was not boisterous, she did not fuss and fight, but won that battle through the “content of her character" and through a Godly and quiet spirit.
After this incident, she lost her job and was persecuted. However, she never said a mumbling word. She never pitched a fit. She never sought the spotlight. And she never tried to profit from her fame. How could Rosa Parks do this? She did it because she knew the Lord, feared the Lord, and served the Lord. And this is why she will forever be “A Woman Praised.”
+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing "Glorious Day"
Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. On March 2, 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the more publicized Rosa Parks incident by nine months.Colvin was among the five plaintiffs originally included in the federal court case, filed on February 1, 1956 as Browder v. Gayle
"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." Rosa Parks is one of the most celebrated women in the history of America. But what made her so great? Her humble, meek and quiet spirit, and, most of all her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
1846 – She began her amazing career as a writer by publishing her first book of poetry, Forest Leaves, at the age of 21. 1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.
1859 – A dedicated abolitionist, Harper was one of the few public figures who did not abandon John Brown after his failed effort at Harpers Ferry, instead writing to him and staying with his wife, Mary, at the home of Lucretia Mott (Philadelphia’s leading Quaker Abolitionist) for the two weeks preceding his hanging. 1865 – In the immediate post-Civil War years, Harper returned to the lecture circuit, focusing her attentions on education for the formerly enslaved, on the Equal Rights Movement and on the Temperance Movement.
1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American. 1859 – A dedicated abolitionist, Harper was one of the few public figures who did not abandon John Brown after his failed effort at Harpers Ferry, instead writing to him and staying with his wife, Mary, at the home of Lucretia Mott (Philadelphia’s leading Quaker Abolitionist) for the two weeks preceding his hanging
Did you know that most activism is brought about by ordinary people? Rosa Parks, at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, was an ordinary person. Edmund Burke said it best - "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing". I would include good women as well. Burke also said that "no one could make a greater mistake than he (I add she) could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
Now, more than ever, the world needs good people to rise together to protest the injustices of gender discrimination, racial discrimination, discrimination against gays and lesbians, and other forms of discrimination.
If you have something you believe in strongly, if you have some cause that you want to support, become an activist and lend your voice to changing the world, one person and one positive action at a time.