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Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine, is dead

by Mark5019 / October 24, 2005 1:02 PM PDT

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Rosa Parks, civil rights heroine, is dead

Monday, October 24, 2005

BY CASSANDRA SPRATLING
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

When Rosa Parks refused to get up, an entire race of people began to stand up for their rights as human beings.

It was a simple act that took extraordinary courage in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. It was a place where black people had no rights white people had to respect. It was a time when racial discrimination was so common, many blacks never questioned it.

At least not out loud.

brave lady
http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm6901_20051024.htm

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A working link
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 24, 2005 1:24 PM PDT
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A sad day.
by Dan McC / October 24, 2005 11:44 PM PDT

Those of us who hate discrimination mourn her passing.

Dan

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(NT) (NT) Yes we do
by Evie / October 25, 2005 4:42 AM PDT
In reply to: A sad day.
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I seem to remember that the bus itself
by drpruner / October 25, 2005 4:38 AM PDT

is now restored and on display in Detroit. (Her home town, I think.)

If I mention that she was unarmed at the time, is that trolling, mark? Happy

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Might not be trolling ...
by Evie / October 25, 2005 4:46 AM PDT

... but is there a point to mentioning that?

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mark tends to see armed response
by drpruner / October 25, 2005 5:03 AM PDT

as the only effective way.

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(NT) (NT) and leave it to you to flame a post
by Mark5019 / October 25, 2005 5:36 AM PDT
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but my saying id use a gun to defend myself isnt a flame
by Mark5019 / October 26, 2005 5:25 AM PDT

but then you new that good trolling

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Forgot this:
by drpruner / October 26, 2005 5:12 AM PDT

One man's flame is another man's reportage.

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(NT) (NT) and once a troll allways a troll happy fishing
by Mark5019 / October 26, 2005 5:25 AM PDT
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That's just Mark's way of saying.....
by Josh K / October 26, 2005 5:30 AM PDT
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...that he disagrees with you.

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Whew! That's a relief!
by drpruner / October 26, 2005 7:20 AM PDT

I was about to take it personally. Happy

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She was armed and dangerous.
by Dan McC / October 25, 2005 4:52 AM PDT

She was a danger to those who would not treat all people with respect for their rights regardless of what group each belonged to.

It's a message that rings to this day.

She moved to Detroit after she could no longer secure employment because of her activism.

Dan

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