Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Real american heroes.........

we throw the term hero around so much anymore that it really has lost some of its luster but an american hero has died. rosa parks. for those of you who dont know her it could be said that she started the civil rights movement. it happened in 1955 (no not 1855 or 1755 this is recent history) when she wouldnt give up a seat to a white man on the bus. see in montgomery alabama a black person could only sit in the black seats reserved in the back of the bus but if the bus filled up with white people the blacks were supposed to give up the black seats to them. i guess you could say there werent any black seats at all but that the seats in the back were being kept warm for whites by the blacks. well that winter a seamstress named rosa parks said no. she refused to give up her seat to a white man......and she was ARRESTED. thats right arrested....and fined $10. $10 to a seamstress in montgomery in 1955 was alot of money but she decided that she was a full citizen and had a right to the seat. rumors have said that it was in the front of the bus but it wasnt...it was in the back. after that blacks in montgomery boycotted the buses. they walked, biked, whatever to get where they needed to go and crippled the montgomery bus line. martin luther king jr. got his start there organizing the boycott. so in hindsight i guess you can say that rosa fired the "no" heard round the world (or at least the u.s.). so keep that in mind when you think you cant make a difference. remember what a seamstress from montgomery alabama accomplished with one simple word.

i think that will be all i will write about today. this is something i hope we will all think about today.

enjoy your tuesday guys......

5 comments:

FreakinRican said...

Couldn't have said it better myself shoes. Well done.

SRH said...

Parks really was an amzing lady. One simple act of defiance really led to an incredible movement in America

marriedman said...

Shoes, I wrote about it as well. But as you can probably expect from me, it's a little different take.

Granted, it's not really how I feel, but you know. Gotta keep up that Completley Unrelated to Work image.

As always... Rachael said...

RIP Rosa. Inspiring tribute Shoes, you done good!

Patsy Darling said...

Um no you're wrong, aren't the real american heros the guys on the beer commercials. You know Mr. I invented a pair of underwear with a beer can holder in them.