Rosa Parks Dead At 92

Ken AshfordRace1 Comment


Pictured: Rosa Parks being booked.

There’s not much to say about Rosa Parks that hasn’t already been said.  Many admire her for being the catalyst for an idealistic, peaceful movement for racial equality. But we like her because she was pissed, and simply said "Enough is enough".  It was a small gesture — one that has been repeated again and again since then.  Her name is synonymous with anyone who takes a stand against the injustices of their time and place (see, e.g., "the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement", the Rosa Parks of Pakistan", the Rosa Parks of the Jewish deaf world", the Rosa Parks of housing", etc.).  Truly, an icon.


Reuters obit

Wikipedia entry

P.S.  I assume that I heard this news over the radio while I slept, because I dreamt last night that she died and I was the funeral director.