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Rosa Parks

Monday, October 24, 2005
Just received a CNN news alert in my email box stating that Rosa Parks has died at the age of 92.

If you've ever had any doubt about the difference that one person can make, the example Rosa Parks set with her life should eliminate those doubts.

Just think about the tremendous forces of change she set in motion by refusing to give up her seat on that bus in Montgomery, Alabama -- a simple action that led to her subsequent arrest and triggered a 381-day bus boycott organized by civil rights pioneer Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Often described as being "the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", Rosa Parks once said: "I think it's important to believe in yourself and, when you feel like you have the right idea, to stay with it."

Wise words indeed.

| posted by Ann D @ 10:40 PM