ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Feb 5 10:47:07 EST 2004
On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 03:57 AM, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
> Otter wrote:
>>> - No.
>>> -- Rosa Parks
> widdy wrote:
>> Great sig! I had to think about it for a moment . . .
> It is, isn't it. Succinct.
I thought about including an explanation of the circumstances, but then
I thought, 'Nah.'
However, if there's anybody out there who's bemused by it, the
explanation on the calendar I stole it from is:
"African-American seamstress Rosa Parks, when told to move
to the back of the bus."
Some more on this:
This is the action that precipitated the Montgomery bus boycott. Ms.
refused to move on 12/1/1955 and the boycott started 12/5/1955.
Alabama.] African-Americans stopped using the buses. The boycott
until 12/20/1956 -- 381 days. By that time, the US Supreme Court had
that Alabama's laws about segregation on buses were unconstitutional and
on 12/20, federal injunctions were served on the city and the bus
officials. On 12/21/1956, a white clergyman, Glen Smiley, shared the
seat of a bus with Martin Luther King, Jr.
- If you think you're too small to have an impact,
try going to bed with a mosquito.
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