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Old Oct 25th, 2005, 11:35 AM        Rosa Parks :(
Leaders, Friends Remember Rosa Parks' Life

By DESIREE HUNTER, Associated Press Writer Tue Oct 25, 7:24 AM ET

This city was gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of what many view as the start of the modern civil rights movement. Those ceremonies must now go on without one of its greatest heroes.

Rosa Parks, whose Dec. 1, 1955 arrest for not giving up her seat to a white passenger sparked a bus boycott, died at her Detroit home Monday night of natural causes. She was 92.

"The only regret I have is that she didn't live to see the 50th celebration and to see how we are acknowledging her greatness," said Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright. "It's a sad, sad day for Montgomery and a sad day for the world."

Bright was among the many admirers mourning Mrs. Park's death Monday. They cited her act of civil disobedience as triggering a 381-day bus boycott led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with the King and the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy Jr., remembered Mrs. Parks Monday, calling her "the right person at the right time in history."

"Rosa Parks was known as the queen mother of the movement. She sat down so that her people could stand up," Lowery said Monday night from his home in Atlanta.

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said he would order flags in the town where Mrs. Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley on Feb. 4, 1913, to be flown at half-staff from Tuesday until after her funeral.

He said a street that was named after Mrs. Parks about ten years ago intersects with Martin Luther King Blvd., the roads symbolically coming together like their namesakes did so many years ago.

"The intersection of their lives lead to the bus boycott and the civil rights movement," Ford said Monday. "Rosa Parks was a gentle, yet a very strong woman whose resolve was unparalleled.

"She will be dearly missed by all of us."

There is a Rosa Parks Museum and Library at Troy State University at Montgomery and a brand-new Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery was dedicated Sunday.

Commemorating events are planned all throughout 2006 and the celebrations are going to be bigger than previous years because it marks a half-century, said Bright, who says he keeps a picture of himself and Mrs. Parks in his office.

"She was such a peaceful person," Bright said. "There have been wars and great battles fought over much less and she never lifted a finger in hostility and yet to change the world with her actions ... her legacy of quiet and peaceful rebellion against hatred will live on for many years to come."

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Old Oct 25th, 2005, 03:23 PM       
She sued Outkast because of the song they wrote about her.
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 09:10 AM       
Good for her!

It was also really inspiring to hear our President yesterday mangle her name. "Rosa Park."

SHE WAS A SEMINAL FIGURE IN THIS NATION'S HISTORY! DON'T FUCK HER NAME UP!!
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 12:00 PM       
did he call her Rosita Parks or something?
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 12:05 PM       
I heard he called her "that uppity negro," but I may need to check my source on that. The AP ain't what it used to be.
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 12:28 PM       
He messed up her last name.

You can say that's no big deal, and if it were just about anybody else, I'd agree. But this guy PAYS very smart people to write his speeches!!

You can screw up the last name of some foreign diplomat from a former Soviet Bloc nations. You absolutely CANNOT screw up the last name of one of the most important and symbolic figures of the American 20th Century.
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 05:06 PM       
We had a underground railroad while your country was still forcing black people to wear diapers. Oh America...
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 05:36 PM       
Colbert called rosa parks overrated very sarcastically, but he's still gonna get an assload of hate mail..
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Old Oct 26th, 2005, 05:36 PM       
Don't forget about maple syrup.
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 01:30 AM       
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- That's what US Pres. Moron's Aunt Jemima pours on his pancakes every Saturday morning...
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 09:03 AM       
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We had a underground railroad while your country was still forcing black people to wear diapers. Oh America...
Yeah, how many people used it, 5?

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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 06:16 PM       
Rosa Parks had nothing to do with the underground railroad anyways.
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Old Oct 27th, 2005, 08:37 PM       
Not really. Unless you connect the history of the entire Black movement.
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 12:00 AM       
Plus, she's underground now.
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 08:57 AM       
Yikes, Boogie!

Have we passed the statute of limitations already!?
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 09:39 AM       
damn, she was hot as hell, her civil rights movement was pretty good, too. :reference
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 11:20 AM       
Hey, black people are entitled to the same death humor that whities get. That's progressive thinking right there.

Now, she's right up there with the likes of Dale Earnhardt. Except that she never slammed into a wall going well over 100 mph. Unless that wall in question is the wall of racial prejudice, and the speeding stock car is one woman's hope to lead a rich, productive life.


Edit: Also, the windshield could be the glass ceiling. And the rollbar could be the support of the black community. And the flame-retardant suit could be the strength of the human spirit.
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Colbert called rosa parks overrated very sarcastically, but he's still gonna get an assload of hate mail..
Only because retards like you watch his show. Who the fuck would take that seriously....
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 04:09 PM       
You know what really sad is that the Detroit mayoral race is fast approaching the election in November, and I would be willing to bet (as both candidates are black) that both were candidates were salivating over the serendipity of this fine woman dying at this time.

P.S. She has been a resident of Detroit for several years.
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 04:28 PM       
The current mayor will undoubtedly jump all over it.
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Old Oct 28th, 2005, 04:33 PM       
"I was the mayor that Rosa Parks died under! Vote for me."

Sounds like a smart campaign move.
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Old Oct 29th, 2005, 02:24 PM       
I wonder became of the guy who wanted Rosa's seat on the bus...and the bus driver? I'd like to hear their stories....they were also instrumental in sparking the civil rights movement.....although I doubt that they want to be remembered for that.....
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Edit: Also, the windshield could be the glass ceiling. And the rollbar could be the support of the black community. And the flame-retardant suit could be the strength of the human spirit.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2005, 02:53 PM       
She wasn't the first person to refuse to move to the back seat, she was just the most famous cause of the people that she knew. I'd be mad about it if she wasn't so humble. But because she was Humble, she kicks ass.
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