Monday, October 24, 2005

In memory of Rosa Parks

This gentle giant, whose quietness belied her toughness, became the catalyst for a movement that broke the back of legalized segregation in the United States, gave rise to the astounding leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and inspired fighters for freedom and justice throughout the world. ( Detroit Free Press)

It is that simple. When something is wrong, all anyone has to do is respond to it with a quiet, albeit tenacious, commitment to that good voice. The effort might not be as mythic as Rosa Parks and her bus ride, but if you don’t take every opportunity to live your life with a touchstone to what is right, you can end up in a very unreal and horribly muddled world.

I may not agree with every person harboring an internet posting habit, but I do respect all attempts at finding and holding onto a clear voice.

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
Rosa Parks


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