Saturday, October 29, 2005
Will The Real Rosa Parks, please do not stand up
Fifty years ago this lady was jailed for refusing to give her seat in the bus to a white man. That act of courage began turning the wheels of the civil rights movement, and the rest is history.
What amuses me is how this simple lady changed history by doing nothing. She didn't carry a gun and she didn't kill or hurt anyone, but she knew she had a right as a human being and she stood for it (although physically refused to stand).
Same did M.L.King, Gandhi, Mandela, but not so many others.....
Non-violence is always victorious.
Rosa Parks died last Monday at the age of 92.
I wonder how many prisoners today will be considered heroes fifty years from now.