PDA

View Full Version : Rosa Parks Dies At 92


MaShPG
10-24-2005, 10:18 PM
R.I.P. Rosa. She died at her home of natural causes. At least she got to see what her courage did for our nation. Much love goes out to her and her family, imagine our world without her...

num2son
10-24-2005, 10:19 PM
Props

crass
10-24-2005, 10:26 PM
damn yo im gonna check cnn right now

rip

crass
10-24-2005, 10:27 PM
from CNN.com

(CNN) -- Rosa Parks, who helped trigger the civil rights movement in the 1950s, died Monday, her longtime friends told CNN. She was 92.

Parks inspired the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, in December 1955.

Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system by blacks that was organized by a young Baptist preacher, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and led to a court ruling desegregating public transportation in Montgomery. (Full story (http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/03/10/sprj.80.1955.parks/index.html))

Parks, a seamstress, facing regular threats and having lost her job, moved from Alabama to Michigan in 1957.

She joined the staff of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, in 1965, championing civil liberties. Parks later earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

Conyers, who first met Parks during the early days of the civil rights struggle, said Parks died in Detroit Monday evening.

"I think that she, as the mother of the new civil rights movement, has left an impact not just on the nation, but on the world," he told CNN in a telephone interview. "She was a real apostle of the non-violence movement."

Conyers said Parks worked on his original congressional staff when he first was elected to the House of Representatives in 1964.

He remembered her as someone who never raised her voice -- an eloquent voice of the civil rights movement.

"You treated her with deference because she was so quiet, so serene -- just a very special person," he said, adding that "there was only one" Rosa Parks.

Gregory Reed, a longtime friend and attorney, said Parks died between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. of natural causes. He called Parks "a lady of great courage."

Parks was the subject of the documentary "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks," which received a 2002 Oscar nomination for best documentary short.

In April, Parks and rap duo OutKast settled a lawsuit over the use of her name on a CD released in 1998

triggahappy187
10-24-2005, 10:45 PM
R.I.P

She was a good person but if it wasn't her that did what she did, soemone else would have eventually

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
10-24-2005, 11:22 PM
REST IN PEACE

no disrespect to her, this is not a time for that or the what ifs, she did what she did and helped start a movement, regardless

Bloo
10-24-2005, 11:56 PM
Wow, that's heavy...

But I know she had a good life and will continue to in the afterlife.

Woozer
10-24-2005, 11:58 PM
peace nigga

Sicka than aidZ
10-25-2005, 12:00 AM
who's Rosa Parks?

Murdah Piff
10-25-2005, 12:01 AM
peace niggamy nigga woozy we still sit in the back of the bus chea

Sicka than aidZ
10-25-2005, 12:01 AM
no im sorry, that was 2 fuckin rude. i knoow who she is RIP

Razorsharp
10-25-2005, 12:05 AM
R.I.P. Rosa Parks
thank you for everything... and i want to wish you well in your afterlife
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING...
Peace

Dae Ja Nae
10-25-2005, 06:24 AM
PROPS and RESPECT ...

may she Rest In eternal Peace

Aqueous Moon
10-25-2005, 06:30 AM
Rosa Parks was truly a beautiful woman.

Much Love and respect to this courageous sista.

Chief 'Broom
10-25-2005, 06:35 AM
-dead-ah ha

yea Rosa was the shit - except of course when she tried to sue Outkast

Aqueous Moon
10-25-2005, 07:04 AM
Peace
I don't think her suing Outkast is a negative reflection on her at all.
They come from two completely different generations
They experienced totally different ways of life.
She probally felt disrespected, maybe she didn't want to be commercialized in that way.
She should be able to have all rights to her own name and image

the funky drunk
10-25-2005, 07:24 AM
REST IN PEACE , we aint never gonna forget you ...

Queen Of Poetry
10-25-2005, 07:34 AM
Respect

Chief 'Broom
10-25-2005, 10:43 AM
Peace
I don't think her suing Outkast is a negative reflection on her at all.
They come from two completely different generations
They experienced totally different ways of life.
She probally felt disrespected, maybe she didn't want to be commercialized in that way.
She should be able to have all rights to her own name and imagein the end they settled and reached a decision on good faith - after it was proved that the song was not being disrespectful to her, and in fact was the opposite

you're right - it just represents two completely different generations and the communication gap in between

however, it was a greedy lawsuit if you examine the details of the case

Ayatollah Prolific
10-25-2005, 01:30 PM
How come black people still sit in the back of the bus?

Mark
10-25-2005, 02:37 PM
rip

Bloo
10-25-2005, 02:46 PM
How come black people still sit in the back of the bus?
See, it's not that we didn't wanna sit in the back of the bus. It's just that we didn't wanna be Forced to. All the things that black fought for was just to be able to have that option, not nessacarily inforce it. I know I forget sometimes when I do ride a bus but whenever it's on my mind (especially when I have my Malcom X hoodie on) I exercise the right givin to me by Rosa and sit smack dab in the front. Forcing old white ladies to have to walk all the way to the back just to accomodate me.

NIGHT MAYOR
10-25-2005, 03:15 PM
r.i.p. Rosa Parks - god favours the brave. i bet dirty is drink'n with her upstairs right now (dirty is all sway'n all over the bar n shit she's sitt'n there all straight)

Ayatollah Prolific
10-25-2005, 03:24 PM
Good pont Bloohook:

However, it has been my experience that the black kids would always sit in the back of the bus. I never understood their preference for it. For years, I always thought they betrayed the memory of Mrs. Parks. One of those arbitrary cultural things I never understood.It's like white people always buy dogs and treat them like their own kids. Or Lower East Side Puerto Ricans rep their block as if it were a country.

Ill Jolson
10-25-2005, 04:02 PM
R.I.P

much respect and love