Monday, October 31, 2005

Rosa Parks


Rosa Parks died early last week at the age of 92. I don't claim to know a lot about the civil rights movement in the US, but even from here the name Rosa Parks is famous. Far from being a great leader of the movement like Martin Luther King Junior, she was a powerful symbol and for many a catalyst for the struggle. She didn't think that way when she headed home on the bus that day. She was tired and just wanted to sit down. To think that having sore legs would propel her into such fame. What this does show is that even the ordinary person can truly make a difference. I have always found Rosa to be an inspiration and I am sorry to hear of her passing.

San Nakji for President!

3 comments:

Oricon Ailin said...

She was truly an inspiration to everyone. She wasn't afraid to stand up for what she believed in. She will be remembered forever. May God give her a special place in heaven.

The Archivist said...

She's got a special place on earth...

Friar Tuck said...

this my fave rosa parks pic. She just has an ornery glint in her eye. Like I am a sweetheart, but still, you can kiss my ass.