Today marks the birthday of Rosa Parks...may she rest in Power! For Black History Month we'll be posting article we'd like to share with you on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/EthnicStudiesNow
There's an article on Huffington Post today about Rosa Parks with 10 things you might not know about her life:
1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver -- for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board. She had avoided that driver's bus for twelve years because she knew well the risks of angering drivers, all of whom were white and carried guns. Her own mother had been threatened with physical violence by a bus driver, in front of Parks who was a child at the time. Parks' neighbor had been killed for his bus stand, and teenage protester Claudette Colvin, among others, had recently been badly manhandled by the police.
click here to read the other 9...