How Ironic Is That

The day I start talking about segregation, Rosa Parks passes away.

Call her “the woman who refused to get up,” but I’m sure Rosa Parks had no idea what her tired feet and frustrating treatment would lead to on December 1, 1955.

December 1, 1955, was also the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted about a year. Blacks refused to ride the buses in Montgomery, Alabama, until November 13, 1956, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on buses unconstitutional. Despite its embarrassing and often pathetic history, America is still, by far, the greatest country in the world, no matter what color you happen to be.

It’s been quite a day.

7 responses to “How Ironic Is That”

  1. Rosa Parks, 1913-2005

    Call her “the woman who refused to get up,” but I’m sure Rosa Parks had no idea what her tired feet and frustrating treatment would lead to on December 1, 1955.
    What became known as the Civil Rights movement was bound to start soone…

  2. Ironic? More like magic I think.

    Don’t talk about segregation any more – more civil rights leaders may die, such as Louis Farrakhan.

    Um…

    I suppose it *might* be alright to keep talking about it…

  3. Tim says:

    ROFL. Man, you crack me up…

  4. Tim says:

    ROFL=Rolling on the floor laughing. I think Jake of Mission36teen.com made it up if I’m not mistaken. It’s been spread throughout the Instant Messaging world, and has really affected blogs…perhaps it needs an entry in the wikipedia online encylopedia?

  5. Jake says:

    Actually, Tim, “ROFL” has been around much longer than me. The one I started was “BHODL” – Banging Head On Desk Laughing.

    While instant messaging Alex, I usually find that “ROFL” doesn’t do justice to how hard he makes me laugh.

  6. Rosa Lee Parks, 1931-2005

    Rosa Parks, one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement for minorities, who’s famous for her refusal to vacate her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus at the time they were running discriminatory laws against blacks in the southern states, has pas…

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