Mrs Rosa Parks has joined our beloved and honorable ancestors.
Through her life she has given us a powerful legacy!
Let's gratefully follow her example.
Please visit the official Rosa Parks Web site.
"Oh Mrs Parks
You caused quite a fuss
When you stayed in your seat
Near the front of that bus!"
(Above verse by the Editor originally in a 1960 university article.)
by Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online
Rosa Parks statue unveiled on Capitol Hill
U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a statue of Human Rights activist Rosa Parks.
President Obama Dedicates a Statue
Biography: Rosa Parks
In one of her last acts of kindness,
Her message lives on.
It's time more people learned about the real "barbershop" -
"QUEEN MOTHER" HAS SPOKEN
(And She Isn't Jokin')!
The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development was co-founded in February 1987 by Mrs. Rosa Parks and Ms. Elaine Eason Steele, in honor of Raymond Parks (1903 - 1977). It is the living legacy of two individuals who committed their lives to civil and human rights.
The era of legalized racial segregation caused Raymond's and Rosa's commitment to first class citizenship for people of color. Self taught with minimal formal education, Raymond was a skilled barber. Rosa, a domestic worker and seamstress, finished high school after her marriage to Raymond. They both encouraged others to register to vote, pool their financial resources, advocate for quality formal education and become involved in community development.
You may go to the Web site of the
for more information about an ongoing work on behalf of us all.
MRS ROSA PARKS AGAIN
REFUSES TO TAKE A "BACK SEAT"!
"R-E-S-P-E-C-T" - just a little bit!
Aretha Franklin proclaimed that message so clearly several decades ago that some modern pretenders to artistic thrones should have gotten the message. Unfortunately, in a land of the "Grateful Dead" and far too many ungrateful living, this has not happened.
One of the leading "Queen Mothers" of the Human Rights movement has again made a historical statement by not moving from her seat.
This time, however, instead of refusing to move to the "back of the bus," she has refused to move to the "back of the 'barbershop'"!
By decling an invitation to the 2003 Image Awards presentations, she made a powerful statement for integrity, decency, dignity and respect.
". . . people have
so we can mess up what we are doing now . . ."
- Spike Lee at 2003 Image Awards presentations
White House photograph
Honored by Congress and the President,
Disrespected by ingrates who should know better.
("You go figure that one out!"
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THE WEB SITE OF THE
Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute
Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute
for more information about her ongoing work on behalf of us all.
"Rosa Parks sat down.
It is our time to stand up!"
President and CEO, NAACP
Please read the transcripts as
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
"The Drum Major Instinct"
"I've Been to the Mountaintop!"
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