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She was arrested, touching off a bus boycott that stretched over a year. Rosa Parks," said Parks was very much a full fledged civil rights activist, yet her contributions have not been treated like those of other movement leaders, such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "Rosa Parks is typically honored as a woman of courage, Adidas Gazelle Ice Mint
the rug. "In a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus in segregated Montgomery, Ala.
but that honor focuses on the one act she made on the bus on Dec. 5, 1955," said Theoharis, a political science professor at Brooklyn College City University of New York. "That courage, that night was the product of decades of political work before that and continued . decades after" in Detroit, she said.
an unlikely silhouette unassuming in a lineup of proud stares, challenging all of us once more to look up and to draw strength from stillness," said Boehner, R Ohio. Parks is famous for her 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a city bus in Alabama to a white man, but there's plenty about the rest of her experiences that she deliberately withheld from her family. While Parks and her husband, Raymond, were childless, her brother, the late Sylvester McCauley, had 13 children. They decided Parks' nieces and nephews didn't need to know Adidas Gazelle Og Navy Blue the horrible details surrounding her civil rights activism, said Rhea McCauley, Parks' niece. "They didn't talk about the lynchings and the Jim Crow laws," said McCauley, 61, of Orlando, Fla. "They didn't talk about that stuff to us kids. Everyone wanted to forget about it and sweep it under Adidas Gazelle Running Shoes
was raised by her mother and grandparents who taught her that part of being respected was to demand respect, said Theoharis, who spent six years researching and writing the Parks biography. She was an educated woman who recalled seeing her grandfather sitting on the porch steps with a gun.
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