Thursday, November 03, 2005

This is how we should
remember Rosa Parks ...



Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was photographed by Alabama cops following her February 1956 arrest during the Montgomery bus boycotts. She was 43 when this booking photo was taken.

Remembering her as a kindly senior citizen distorts her legacy.

And check out Paul Rogat Loeb's article in Mother Jones separating the myths about Rosa Parks' life from the much more inspiring realities here.

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