Saturday, December 1, 2007

REMEMBERING DECEMBER 1, 1955
















I will no longer act on the outside in a way that contradicts the truth that I hold deeply on the inside. I will no longer act as if I were less than the whole person I know myself to be.
(Rosa Parks)

On December 1, 1955, Parks became famous for refusing to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.

("Woman Listening" (chalk pastel on paper from the early 1980s), by Old Girl Of The North Country)

3 comments:

The Dream said...

Great Moment in History - HERstory - OURstory.

Keith, RN said...

I really like this painting. Thanks for reminding us about Rosa.

zhoen said...

I was a white Canadian kid growing up in Detroit, and Rosa was my hero too.