Violence: The Story Of Rosa Parks

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In sports as in all parts of society today, the news is filled with stories of violence, arrests, drugs, bankruptcy and greed. It feels as if bad news is the only news available today, but I want to share the story of a good deed with you. For the better part of the last 60 years, every school age child learned about Rosa Parks. She, of course, was the black civil rights activist who refused to surrender her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. The incident became legendary and Parks became an icon. She was dubbed "the First Lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement." Parks moved away from the south in 1957 though amid persistent death threats and lack of jobs for her and her husband Raymond.

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