Thursday, March 16, 2006

Long time coming

Rosa Parks was arrested for violating segregation laws on December 1, 1955,
in Montgomery, Alabama.

Another 89 people were arrested during the bus boycott that followed her arrest.

Alabama lawmakers are considering pardoning hundreds, possibly thousands, of people who were arrested decades ago for violating the state's segregation laws.

The idea of a mass pardon gained traction after the death last year of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who had refused to give up her bus seat to a white man half a century earlier.

Even though the law allowing segregated seating on city buses was eventually overturned, Parks' conviction is still on the record.

Read more here. (Thanks, LaVonne!)

And see previous post about how we should remember Rosa Parks here.


At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Dale said...

It cannot really have success, I suppose so.
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