Tuesday, October 25, 2005

in memoriam - Rosa Parks age 92

Rosa Parks, the symbol of an entire movement in U.S. history, died yesterday in Detroit at the age of 92.

Mrs. Parks was just your average American. She had no dreams of leading a revolution. She had no aspirations that her name would appear in history books. She was just an American who was tired and said "no more."

All Americans, black and white, old and young, owe Mrs. Parks a debt of gratitude for being defiant that day back in 1955. Her imprisonment set free the generations that followed her. She will always be proof that "hero" exists in all of us.


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2 comments:

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

Well done, Dingo.

She was a real hero, because she was one one of 'us'- unlike the professional and well credentialed 'activists.'

She had a lot of dignity and class.

Dingo said...

"She had a lot of dignity and class."

something sorely lacking in todays climate.