Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/5/13- A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks
A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks
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From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.
How do you celebrate a woman who through an unselfish act changed a course of history? You posthumously honor her legacy with a “forever” United States postage stamp. On February 4, 2013, what would have been Miss Rosa Park’s 100th birthday, a larger than life rendering of the postage stamp was unveiled at the steps of the infamous segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus. Additionally, there were ceremonies held in several cities in the great state of Michigan.
Over 60 years ago, Miss Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as it was customary for Negros when the bus filled and seats were needed for white bus riders. Miss Rosa’s actions was central to the in the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement,
Her defiance and the ensuing black boycott of the city bus system helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rise to national prominence.
“This is being done in sight of the bus where future generations can sit in a seat where Rosa Parks sat and refused to budge and in a seat where the world was changed,” U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said before he and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a fellow Democrat, pulled the curtain to reveal the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp, which bears her 1950’s likeness. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5iCjYgm
Thank you Miss Rosa Parks we have access because you were courageous enough to sit which was the ultimate way to take a stand. To help keep this legacy alive go to http://rosaparks.org/
I am missing you today, Peaceful Rest Auntie Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. Forever in our hearts!
Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Happy retirement Ray Lewis!
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